Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
February 2007
New Community Center in Abbotsford Will Provide Services to Clark and Marathon Counties

Governor Jim Doyle recently announced that the City of Abbotsford will receive a $225,000 Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) grant to help fund the senior citizen and public learning center portions of a new multi-purpose community center.

"The community center will serve Clark and Marathon Counties and is a valuable source of information and enjoyment for residents," Governor Doyle said. "I'm pleased that we could improve the accessibility to a variety of services and invest in the county's overall quality of life."

The new center will be a 15,210-sq.ft. building housing a senior center, library, Public Learning Center for the Falcon Alternative School and the city hall. Services provided in the new center will include UW-Extension programs; meal, senior, Life Line and WIC programs, an alternative high school and English tutoring. The total project cost is $2,814,500.

CDBG-PF grants play an important role in helping communities finance a wide range of projects designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community through the provision of community infrastructure, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.

For more information on Commerce programs and services, contact the Commerce area development manager.

-- Barbro McGinn

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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