TVA Supports Downtown Redevelopment Authority
September 9, 2010
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated $5,000 to help the Downtown Redevelopment Authority in Bowling Green redesign its website.
The money will be used to develop a new online presence for the agency, which promotes the downtown area on local, regional and national levels.
"Promoting a vibrant downtown to both residents and tourists benefits everyone," said Nancy Mitchell, TVA Valley Relations manager. "TVA works closely with businesses we serve across the area."
The Downtown Redevelopment Authority exists to lead the growth and revitalization of the downtown Bowling Green district. The authority has been working with local merchants to develop the new website.
TVA's support will allow the authority to begin the process of finding a company to redesign the website. Proposed content includes community information, job openings, maps and listings for shops, restaurants and businesses.
"Websites can be incredible tools to communicate information and market an area to a worldwide audience," said Cheryl Blaine, director of the Bowling Green Downtown Redevelopment Authority. "We want our website to accurately reflect downtown Bowling Green, providing information for residents, prospective businesses and tourists."
This funding continues TVA's support of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, which began in 2008.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for utility and business customers in most of Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia – an area of 80,000 square miles with a population of 9 million. TVA operates 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired power plants, three nuclear plants and 11 natural gas-fired power facilities and supplies up to 33,700 megawatts of electricity, delivered over 16,000 miles of high-voltage power lines. TVA also provides flood control, navigation, land management and recreation for the Tennessee River system and works with local utilities and state and local governments to promote economic development across the region. TVA, which makes no profits and receives no taxpayer money, is funded by sales of electricity to its customers. Electricity prices in TVA's service territory are below the national average.
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