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Canton Welcomes New Downtown Development Manager

Velinda Hardy was recently announced as the City of Cantons first ever downtown development manager. Her first official day with the City was March 20. She will be focused on serving downtown Canton as an ambassador and relationship builder to improve economic growth and development.

Hardy is charged with working directly with Cantons Main Street Board and Downtown Development Authority, guiding downtown development growth through the Main Street Approach, relying on concentrated efforts in raising awareness of the central business district, building opportunities for investment by private partners, seeking ways to expand job growth and retail offerings for the community, working with other City staff in developing events and activities that showcase downtown Canton, and positioning Canton for quality growth.

Im excited about the opportunity to join the team in Canton, said Hardy. In each community Ive served, my focus has always been how to grow and strengthen the people and economy, and I cannot wait to hit the ground running for downtown Canton.

With a background of 14 years in Main Street, working with tourism and Chambers of Commerce, Hardy has a strong track record as an advocate for businesses and entrepreneurs.