2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Conover, NC
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
North Carolina

With creatively leveraged grant funding from multiple sources, the Conover Station project has built a new global research and development laboratory, multimodal transit facility, and an environmentally educational park. The project combined citizen and political support with community vision and determination to transform liabilities into assets and help underutilized properties and communities prosper even in challenging times.