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Traveler’s Foundation funds revitalization effort for Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood

By Michael Puffer, Hartford Business Journal – May 9, 2023

The Connecticut Main Street Center and Upper Albany Main Street announced a new program intended to help fill storefronts and secure businesses in that corner of the city.  A $13,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation will pay for an effort to fill vacancies, strengthen existing businesses and attract new ones. The grant will fund the creation of an updated inventory of area businesses, commercial properties and vacancies.

Read the full article in the Hartford Business Journal

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