Downtown Revitalization

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2006

New law office benefits from Economic Incentives program

Staff Report

The city of Selma made a check presentation Wednesday of $1,000 to the law offices of Shinbaum, Abell, McLeod & Vann on Broad Street.

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The funding is part of the Downtown Revitalization through Economic Incentives program, which has so far distributed funds to three businesses.

“This is renovating one building at a time. Sometimes when you’re making progress in that fashion, it’s hard for people to see,” said Mayor James Perkins Jr.

“But when you come over the bridge and see that Shinbaum building, you can see what we’re trying to do.”

The Downtown Revitalization program was formed to seek opportunities to bring retailers and developers to the downtown area. The success of downtown revitalization will rest on the city’s ability to provide incentives to investors and entrepreneurs interested in locating in Selma, according to organizers.

Funding supports the efforts of the Downtown Association in creating aggressive opportunities for investment in the future of Selma.

Shinbaum, Abell, McLeod & Vann, which has its main office in Montgomery, opened the Selma office in early August.