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Hanover snares $75K for community projects

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A series of state grants are helping Hanover pay for new signs and a beautification study.

Main Street Hanover, a joint project by the borough of Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, won $75,000 in grants for new signage to direct visitors in downtown Hanover and for a study of downtown streetscape design and beautification, according to by state Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover).

Of the total, split into two grants, $50,000 will go to the signposts and the remaining $25,000 grant will go to the study.

"We are so excited about these two catalytic projects," Main Street Hanover Manager Justine Trucksess said a statement. "They represent years of hard work and determination on the part of our community to make impactful change and bring about a more vibrant economy in the downtown business district."

Main Street Hanover is a partnership between Hanover borough and the Hanover Chamber of Commerce to enhance the downtown area.

Main Street Hanover is also designated as a "Keystone Community" by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The program aims to foster collaboration between private-sector and public-sector entities on the improvement of their business environments.

Last month, Main Street Hanover joined the the York County Economic Alliance, the Cultural Alliance of York County, Explore York, and the York County Community Foundation in supporting a rebranding effort for the region as recommended by a report from Nashville-based consulting firm North Star Destination Strategies.


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