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Limestone County to participate in Rural Recovery Accelerator to build economic resiliency through pandemic

The program is a new initiative launched by Opportunity Alabama (OPAL).

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Limestone County has been selected to take part in the Rural Recovery Accelerator, a technical assistance program to help rural communities build economic resiliency strategies needed to make it through the pandemic.

The program is a new initiative launched by Opportunity Alabama (OPAL). Lime Stone County Leaders and OPAL have developed a survey that they say will help them better understand the impact of COVID-19 on Limestone County residents.

“We will be relying on your feedback to help us set the course for economic recovery,” said Jennifer Williamson with the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce.

OPAL is working with the Limestone County Economic Development Authority, Athens Main Street, Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, City of Athens and Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments in this project.

“We needed to put this story together with all the supporting data and make it available to those seeking a great community. We are so excited to work with Opportunity Alabama to do just that," said Tere Richardson, Executive Director of Athens Main Street. "Through their experience, resources and the Rural Recovery Accelerator, we see the perfect path to creating nationwide interest in our community."

Only six counties were chosen statewide to take part in the beta version of the program. The other counties included are Sumter, Butler, Calhoun, Jackson and Chambers counties.

Click here to take the Rural Recovery Accelerator survey.

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