Hart Economic and Community Development 2-yr Snap Shot

Feb 2020- Feb 2022 Activity Report


MISSION STATEMENT to develop and implement creative community-based strategies to enhance economic opportunity through educational partnerships, a consolidated infrastructure system, regional collaboration, business retention and attraction, high quality of life, and a strong sense of community.


New businesses

  • Stellas

  • Dogwood Community Development

  • Trucking Office

  • 5-Star Realty

  • Jellico Cosmetic Tattooing

  • Lakeside Bagel & Smoothie Bar

  • Tractor Supply

  • Lavender Hill Lake House Air BNB

  • Auto Zone

  • Biggby

  • Pixel Grafix Studio

  • Hart Village Market

Expansions - new locations

  • Gray & Co Expansion

  • Oceana Family Chiropractic PC

  • Main Street Medical

  • Oceana Land Title

Income generated

  • TIFA Property Improvement Grant Investments $55,839

  • Match on Main Grant Recipient $50,000

  • Gift Card Incentive $82,800

  • MCACA Grant for Music on Commons $ 4,000

  • HEART, John Gurney Park, Historic District Websites $30,000

  • Discover Oceana Business Directory Website $ 5,000

  • Shop Local Video reaching over 41,000 $ 5,000

  • First Impression Tourism Grant $ 4,000

  • Donations $23,000

  • Ceres Acquisition Savings $80,000

TOTAL $339,639


Annual savings (ongoing)

  • Downtown Office Rent & Utilities Savings $ 7,800

  • Admin Support to TIFA $45,000

  • New TIFA Plan (corrected capture calculations) $150,000

TOTAL $202,800

 

SUMMARY:

  • $340,000 Income generated since March 2020

  • $203,000 Amount saved or generated annually

  • 16 New and expanding businesses (including new locations)

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