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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitley on the Move (WOTM) is a grassroots movement to revitalize South Whitley.
Several committees have formed to tackle different aspects of the town from recreation opportunities to beautification of Main Street.
One particular committee is focused on the economic development of the town.
â€śThis is the hardest area to work on, I think,â€ť said Julia Robinson, WOTMâ€™s leader. â€śAt the same time, I think this is an area with great potential.â€ť
At Mondayâ€™s meeting, the group of residents forming the Economic Development Committee discussed specific areas of focus to help draw new business to downtown South Whitley.
Taking from other cities that have successfully revitalized its downtown, Robinson and Lori Shipman, who is with Whitley Countyâ€™s Economic Development Corporation, explained a unique idea to fill empty store fronts along Main Street.
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