Salt Lake City has a great opportunity for a grant that could help protect some of the city’s historic artifacts, and you can help the city get it. Annie Davis, Marketing and Research Manager at the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, and Michael Ori, owner of Ori Media join Brian Clark to share just how close the city is to receiving that grant.
Salt Lake City is competing with 25 other cities, and right now is in eleventh place, says Davis. American Express has two-million dollars to give away, and the city with the most votes by Halloween gets up to $150,000 dollars. The goal of the Department of Economic Development is to make it to the top ten.
If Salt Lake City receives the grant, Ori says the money will be used on brick and mortar improvements on the historic penal code. Improvements will also be made to the inside of historic buildings. The money received will continue the march of preserving and advancing the arts of Salt Lake City. One building under renovation is the Pickle Company building. Ori says the hope is to continue turning it into a community building for events and fundraisers.
Davis says the idea is to preserve buildings and history, instead of tearing them down. If you want to vote and have a valid email address, you can cast five votes per day. Visit VoteYourMainStreet.org. You have until October 31, 2017.