Chamber receives funding for prosperity plan |

Chamber receives funding for prosperity plan

The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce was notified Monday that it will receive a $70,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create a prosperity plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Prosperity Plan will provide a road map for local jurisdictions and organizations with recommendations for business retention, expansion and workforce development.

To receive the grant, each of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s five counties, and the city of South Lake Tahoe need to provide a combined $50,000 match for the grant. The city and county have already pledged funds for the project.

The grant process started in June 2007 when the chamber gathered a group of public and private economic development specialists from Reno to Sacramento. After hosting EDA Deputy Secretary Matthew Crow in spring of 2008, the basin-wide grant was then pursued.

LTSSCC President Betty “B” Gorman said a timeline for convening with area representatives, along with sending out request for proposals for contractors, will be formulated within the next few weeks.