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Program hopes to incentivize investment in downtown Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The eastern panhandle’s largest city is offering potential investors an incentive in hopes of attracting more of them downtown.

Martinsburg officials announced earlier this week that the city will soon be accepting applications for matching grants up to $5,000 in an effort to help improve the visual condition of properties in downtown Martinsburg.

The grants can be used as part of projects, large or small, to improve a building’s façade. Most non-roof improvements to homes and businesses that bring a visual improvement—including painting, porch repair, brickwork, window repairs, etc.—are eligible for the program.

Martinsburg Director of Economic and Community Development Shane Farthing said the goal is to make downtown more attractive to additional visitors, customers, residents, and businesses.

Application for grant funds must be made before undertaking the work. Full details and the online application can be found at www.considermartinsburg.com/grants.


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