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July 9, 2014

Fairmont site of Downtown Developers' Tour

FAIRMONT — Following the success of Main Street Fairmont’s recent Downtown Developers’ Tour, the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at West Virginia University wants to take the idea across the state.

Main Street Fairmont hosted the two-day Downtown Developers’ Tour on June 11 and 12. The conference was held at the Gatherings at 216 Monroe St. downtown with networking opportunities and presentations focused on the process of revitalizing Fairmont and economic development opportunities for the Friendly City, Marion County and the region. As part of the activities, participants split up into groups and traveled to different structures within the city’s historic district for guided tours.

West Virginia University’s Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, which has worked on a number of individual projects in downtown Fairmont, attended the Downtown Developers’ Tour. The center is now trying to use the event as a model and is encouraging other communities in the state to organize similar tours.

Find the full story in Thursday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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