Heartland Towns Selected as DREAM Initiative City

Heartland Towns Selected as DREAM Initiative City
By: Heartland News

Southeast Missouri now has three new DREAM cities.

Poplar Bluff, Sikeston and Caruthersville have been selected to take part in the 2007 DREAM Initiative.

DREAM stands for "Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri."

Governor Matt Blunt unveiled the DREAM Initiative last year in Cape Girardeau. It's a program that's designed to provide small and mid-sized towns the same access to economic development tools as larger cities.

The three year program allows the towns access to state supported programs which pay for things like road improvements, historic preservation and job creation.