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Bid in the works in attempt to bring new life to downtown Gering

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A development company will Gering city leaders in their effort to revitalize the downtown area.

Twin Cities Development will submit a new application for a grant from the state of Nebraska.

If Gering's bid is accepted, the 30,000 dollar grant will help fund projects that improve buildings and infrastructure.

Marketing Manager Rick Willis says the city of Gering needs a new look to help bring more people to the area.

"There aren't many retail stores, it's mostly services and what we'd like to do is to create a welcoming vibrant downtown where people come and actually spend money and spend time in Gering," says Willis.

Willis says he is hopeful that their bid will be accepted so they can move past the planning stage.

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