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Workshop will be held on Target Investment Zones

July 25, 2003

The public is invited to attend a workshop called "Target Investment Zones" as part of the Maryland Civil War Heritage Area initiative at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Frostburg State University Center at 14 W. Washington St.

Attendees will learn about what the Maryland Civil War Heritage Area can do to help local communities become a vital setting for heritage tourism and discuss its unique opportunities and issues.

The Maryland Civil War Heritage Area initiative includes the designation of Target Investment Zones, which are commercial areas, often main streets or downtowns, that offer historic settings, contain some services for heritage tourists and could benefit from additional financial incentives or investments.

Downtown Hagerstown was chosen as the active Target Investment Zone, which means it will be eligible for all zone incentives upon approval of the heritage area's management plan, likely to be done late this year. Boonsboro and Williamsport have been recommended for future status as zones.

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