Accomplishments & Impact

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Thread City Development Accomplishments and Impact
At the January 18, 2014 workshop, the Impact Team identified TCD sizable accomplishments and impact through the years.

Organization
 Provides an umbrella organization - includes other community organizations, businesses, good gathering of folks, links to partners
 Community events are done together; Thread City Development has wide representation
 Applied for and received various grants
 Created downtown survey and polled what businesses want
 Joined Connecticut Main Street Center and received awards
Economic Enhancement/ Restructure
 Sidewalk sales
 Small business development
 Shop local initiatives
 Helping small business owners get hundreds of thousands of funding
 Brought in historic trust speakers to talk with businesses
 Tied historic development to businesses
Promotion
 Improved the reputation of Willimantic; created a fresh original feeling and attracted people from all over
 Launched Willimanticdowntown.org
 Screen project sponsored in part by TCD - outdoor projections on Main Street in 2011
 Butterfly Garden
 Chocolate Festival
 Social media
 Electronic newsletter
 Brochure
 Promotional pieces
Design
 Lights, displays
 Facade improvements – ripple effect
 Holiday decorations
 Clean ups
 Murals

Website Developed & Maintained by:



Thread City Development
P.O Box 1257
Willimantic, CT 06226

860.455.4673
info@willimanticdowntown.org


WillimanticDowntown.org was partially funded by a grant from Connecticut Main Street Center and the ‘Preservation of Place’ program in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office with funds from Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut
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