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ABERDEEN WINS LIVABLE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM AWARD!

Aberdeen is one of four Appalachian communities selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive technical assistance and implementation support

through the $250,000 Livable Communities program. The assistance and support  help Aberdeen improve its livability by promoting economic development, preserving rural land, and increasing access to locally grown food. This partnership is one example of the White House Rural Council's commitment to leveraging community solutions to solve economic challenges in rural America.

The 2013 Livable Communities program focuses on developing local food systems as a means of revitalizing traditional downtowns and promoting economic diversification. A team of small town development

 experts will work with Aberdeen to develop achievable plans for the local production, distribution, and consumption of healthful foods.

Aberdeen Main Street will establish a farmers' market and neighborhood nutrition education center in the revitalized and refurbished former Kansas City Railroad building. Among the major goals of the project is the development of food systems managed by local residents, giving them the opportunity to feed their families and supplement their income. The result will be a revitalized economic landscape in the area. 

 


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