Valley County, Cascade, Donnelly, McCall, and Meadows Valley are Semi-Finalists for $3,000,000 Cash Prize
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This is a news article in Fortune Magazine on January 16…
Conceived by Frontier, the America’s Best Communities (ABC) contest provides financial incentives to encourage participating communities to put together long-term economic development proposals that promise to grow and sustain their local economies. The contest will provide $4million in seed money and other support to assist participating communities as they draw up revitalization plans. Three communities will receive a total of $6 million in prize money to implement winning proposals when the contest concludes in 2017.
The multi-stage contest is open to communities with populations between 9,500 and 80,000 and located within 27 states that Frontier serves. Communities with populations under 9,500 are encouraged to join forces and collaborate with adjacent communities to become eligible.To qualify, communities must submit economic development proposals in early 2015. Over the
course of 2015 and 2016, the pool of participating communities will gradually be narrowed in stages, and selected communities will receive financial support to refine and implement their plans. Up to 50 communities will be awarded $35,000 to further develop plans, and eight communities will be selected to receive $100,000 to initiate their proposals.
Ultimately, three communities will be designated winners of the contest and receive cash prizes of $3 million for first place, $2 million for second and $1 million for third. This prize money will help ensure winning communities have the resources necessary to turn the visions outlined in their proposals into reality.