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City councilors ponder options for spurring local economic development


July 22, 2020

Sweet Home has nearly half a million dollars to spend on economic development projects, so City Council members are weighing several ideas regarding how to do that.

Options include bringing in city-wide broadband internet, a program to improve the appearance of commercial buildings, extending and widening 24th Avenue, and developing the Knife River Quarry into a regional attraction or park.

Though the $456,512 available sounds like a lot, it may not go far on projects like infrastructure improvements, which have an anticipated cost of nearly $7 million.

In a work session on the topic Tues...

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