Regional and local leaders as well as the general public are encouraged to celebrate the ground-breaking at 2 p.m. at the Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park in White Sulphur Springs.

Mayor Bruce Bowling commented, “It has, indeed, taken a village to make this happen. The city hopes to open the Wellness Center and the pool in the summer of 2019. The citizens of White Sulphur Springs and Greenbrier County are grateful to our many partners in this venture. The cooperative involvement of city, county, state and federal entities, nonprofits and the private sector is remarkable. And the gift from Rural Development Partners is most generous. Their involvement with the WV Great Barrel Company led to their gift of $75,000 which we want to publicly recognize and highlight.”

Rural Development Partners (RDP) is a Community Development Entity (CDE) with a mission to Revitalize Rural America through partnerships with communities, businesses, and government. As a CDE with a national service area, RDP is eligible to apply for an annual allocation of Federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs). From 2004 through 2018, RDP has won eight NMTC awards from the U.S. Treasury totaling $541.7 million. RDP works to combine NMTCs with bank loans and tax credit investor funds to create more…

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