EPA boosts Pulaski County, VA brownfields revitalization program

This past month, the Washington Post ran an article on Pulaski County, Virginia, asking “Can rural America be saved?

In it, Libby Sander profiles John White, Economic Development Director, of the Town of Pulaski and details some of the struggles he faces with revitalizing the formerly booming industrial town.

But it’s not all toil and trouble—the Town has attracted a range of new neighbors from industry to mixed-use development to the Pulaski Yankees, an advanced Rookie team whose investors are building out the Dunnivant Building into an extended stay facility for the team.

Much of the investment in Pulaski’s future, however, would not have been possible without the Town’s successful application for USEPA Brownfields Assessment Grants in 2009 and 2014—a grant program totaling $400,000 that Draper Aden Associates applied for on behalf of the Town—as well as Draper Aden Associates’ completion of numerous environmental assessments over the past five years.

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