9 06, 2021

UCDD Announces Informative Arts Build Communities Grants Workshop

2021-06-09T19:55:39+00:00June 9th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD Announces Informative Arts Build Communities Grants Workshop

The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) is a designated agency to administer grant funding through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program. The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for art projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through arts, or enhance the [...]

19 05, 2021

John’s Place Awarded $40,000 Historic Preservation Grant

2021-05-19T16:04:43+00:00May 19th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on John’s Place Awarded $40,000 Historic Preservation Grant

John's Place, a small, African American-owned restaurant and bar operated  continuously by the McClellan family since 1949, has been awarded a $40,000 grant by the Backing Historic Small Historic Restaurants program. The grant was made possible by American Express  and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  UCDD Historic Preservation Planner Mark Dudney authored the grant [...]

3 12, 2020

Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy | 2020 Update

2020-12-08T19:17:38+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy | 2020 Update

According to the Economic Development Administration, the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in America’s communities and regions through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process. Economic development planning successfully serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint [...]

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