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While many outside Belk in Applewood Plaza before the store’s grand reopening were hoping they would be the one to receive a $500 gift card among the cards store manager Chip Forester was distributing Friday morning, Kit Soccio had something else on her mind.
Just weeks after beginning incentive programs to help revitalize downtown, the Seneca Improvements Corporation approved nearly $150,000 in grants for its first two businesses in the program.
It remains early in the planning stages, but some of the groundwork has already been laid and the foundation will likely continue to be set this morning for a new program to help strengthen downtown Seneca.
Oconee Economic Alliance executive director Richard Blackwell, who has spearheaded the county’s growth of new and expanding businesses over the past six years, is leaving to pursue another opportunity.