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Both Highlands and Sylva were recently notified that the towns will be the recipients of Main Street program grants aimed at revitalization projects and job creation in their downtown districts.
On April 21, Gov. Bev Perdue announced that seven communities would receive more than $969,000 through the state’s Main Street Solutions Fund. The small businesses that benefit from the Main Street Solutions grants are required to create or retain a minimum of 119 permanent and 57 part-time jobs in addition to 84 construction jobs, according to the grant applications.