Lynchburg station WSET recently featured Altavista’s efforts to build business downtown. The community’s Main Street organization, Altavisa On Track, has helped in the coordination and implementation of a DHCD-awarded Community Development Block Grant, and recently created an arts and antique incubator to spark entrepreneurship in the historic district. The strategy was the result of a Virginia Main Street-sponsored economic-restructuring plan facilitated by National Trust Main Street Center business development specialist Todd Barman.
The video features Altavista On Track Executive Director Jo Kelley and can be viewed by clicking the picture below.
The film crew was capturing the story on August 23 as the earthquake shook downtown buildings, as described in another story, available here.