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Flip It! Free Brownfield Workshop in McCook

The McCook Econoimic Development Corporation, the Benkelman Community Development Agency, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University invite you to attend a free brownfields workshop.

Does your community have an abandoned building, gas station, or other potentially contaminated property, commonly referred to as a ‘brownfield’, that is negatively impacting your community image and economic development? Do you look at these sites and wonder where funding could come from to help turn them into new businesses or community assets? This workshop will focus on valuable state and federal resources available to assist with redevelopment of brownfields sites to bring them back to beneficial use.

Your Sites – Our Solutions:  Pre-registered communities will have the opportunity to share site information with a panel of experts in an open forum.  The panel will provide feedback on how to address site-specific issues and develop a comprehensive strategy for redevelopment tailored to community needs.  Following the panel response, other workshop attendees will have an opportunity to provide additional feedback through an open question and answer period.  You may be your neighbor’s inspiration! 

Do you have a redevelopment project in mind and need advice on “Where do we go from here?” Simply complete the redevelopment questionnaire available on the workshop webpage (insert link) as completely as possible and follow instructions on the form to submit.  If any of the information is not known or is unavailable, state so.  The information provided will be used to brief our panel on your site-specific issues. 

Who should attend? Local and regional government officials, economic and community development organizations, lenders and real-estate professionals, environmental consultants, property owners, and anyone interested in learning about brownfields and financial resources for local redevelopment.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is required. 

To register check out the workshop webpage: https://www.ksutab.org/events/workshops/details?id=471

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