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Toledo To Receive T-Mobile Hometown Grant


T-Mobile announced 25 small towns across the U.S. winning Hometown Grants to jump st vital community development projects to re-energize these towns and build upon what makes them unique. Over the next five years, T-Mobile plans to hire 7,500 new employees in small towns and rural communities and provide $25 million in grants for community development projects. 25 well-deserving small towns will snag a grant to improve their communities including Toledo Oregon.


The City of Toledo has been chosen by T-Mobile as one of the 25 small towns - and one

of only three in Oregon – winning Hometown Grants to jump-start vital community

development projects to re-energize the towns and build upon what makes them unique.

A short ceremony for presentation of the $23,500 check will be held on Wednesday,

October 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Toledo City Hall on Main Street, and the public is invited to

attend.


City Manager Judy Richter explained that T-Mobile chose Toledo, based on its’ plan to

transform rural Toledo’s Main Street through business beatifications and murals, leading

to a vibrant economically resilient downtown corridor. This art project – involving

resident artists and high school students – has been going on all summer.T-Mobile partnered with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, two consulting partners with a

combined experience of more than 60 years working to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities.




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