On July 27th, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced that 54 counties will receive ThreeStar grants, totaling $2.4 million. Maury County was awarded a $50,000 grant.
The competitive grant funds are designated to be utilized for community development initiatives such as education, workforce development, health, tourism, small business, entrepreneurship, and economic development programs, among others.
“We are grateful to the Governor and TNECD for making these grant funds available to Tennessee counties,” said Wil Evans, President of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance. “These funds will be utilized to create and implement a marketing campaign to ensure Maury County has the workforce needed to support the business growth that has occurred over the last several years, and the business growth that is anticipated to continue.”
“The ThreeStar Grants provide communities with resources to make strategic improvements and support their priority initiatives,” said Jody Sliger, TNECD community development director. “I congratulate these 54 recipients on their efforts to build their economies today with tomorrow in mind.”
ThreeStar is a strategic community development program developed to assist communities in preparing for a better future, for today and tomorrow – and for generations to come. Certification in the ThreeStar program is based on annual documentation of local activity, evaluation, and biennial participation in coordinated local stakeholder goal and activity planning.