Visit Corinth was awarded a grant from the Mississippi Hills National Heritage area, according to a press release from MHNHA on Wednesday. The grant was part of over $175,000 awarded in Community Grants and Special Projects in our area and was the largest the organization can give out.
The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance approved $116,615 in community matching grants during their quarterly board meeting on Tuesday, March 9th. In total, 13 grants impacting 9 counties within the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area were approved as part of the FY21 Community Grant Program.
Mary Cates Williams, executive director of the Alliance, said, “We are very excited to have another successful grant round and we look forward to working with each of these organizations on their projects.”
According to the release, Visit Corinth has been awarded $20,000 for a community rebranding initiative designed to capitalize on the city’s unique cultural heritage.
According to Visit Corinth Brand Manager Emily Steen, the grant will help the city of Corinth bring in more visitors by getting the word out about what Corinth has to offer.
“We have proposals from several agencies that are known for destination branding and we’re really excited to finally start on our rebrand,” Steen said.
“It’s the last thing on our list from our strategic plan in 2017 and I think it’ll do a lot for the city.”
Steen went on to say that the 2017 strategic plan included increasing the digital marketing outreach for the City, making Corinth an engaging destination for unique dining and shopping experiences, and creating a new brand that would make Corinth and the Corinth experience appeal to a wider audience of visitors.
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