TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Raymond Skinner, and Department of Planning Secretary Richard Hall for a walking tour of the Cambridge downtown business district to highlight the City’s successful revitalization efforts completed in part with the help of State funding.
The tour will begin on High Street and then proceed down Poplar Street and Race Street. Over 20 businesses in this three-block stretch have received funding through the Façade Improvement Program. The Lt. Governor will also make stops at three businesses that have been able to expand through DHCD’s small business lending resources: Novo Development’s High Spot Restaurant on High Street; Jimmy and Sooks Restaurant on Poplar Street; and the Joie de Vivre Gallery on Race Street.
The O'Malley-Brown Administration has placed a priority on investing in the creation of new jobs and small businesses in Maryland's historic Main Street communities across the state. Since 2007, DHCD has invested $21.5 million in housing and revitalization projects in Cambridge across 11 of the agency’s programs.
Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s economic development portfolio, having served as Chair of the Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, leading Maryland’s FastTrack initiative – part of Maryland Made Easy (www.easy.maryland.gov
) – to streamline the state permitting process for businesses and developers, and serving as Chair of the Governor’s Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Highlight Cambridge Revitalization Efforts with Walking Business Tour
WHERE: Tour begins at intersection of High and Spring Streets
WHEN: Tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2012