Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island to host Historic Tax Credit workshop

Posted Online: Aug. 21, 2014, 6:48 pm
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ROCK ISLAND – Landmarks Illinois and Renaissance Rock Island will host a Historic Tax Credit workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at The Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island.

The workshop will discuss efforts to enact a statewide historic tax credit program and benefits of the program. Landmarks Illinois also will discuss available incentives to reinvest in historic buildings.

Owners of historic commercial buildings, Realtors, architects, city planners, public officials, businesses and economic development leaders, bankers and accountants are invited, according to the news release.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested. Email or call 217-836-2524. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Renaissance Rock Island is the umbrella agency for Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation, Development Association of Rock Island and The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District.

Landmarks Illinois is the state's leading voice for historic preservation and promotes reuse of buildings as a strategy for economic development and sustaining healthy communities while expanding the public's understanding and stewardship of the built environment.


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