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Kensington: Program Seeks To Empower Businesses In American Street Corridor

June 7, 2016

EXCERPT: The American Street Empowerment Zone is all about facilitating job creation and economic development for Kensington – two things that aren’t easy and require diligence and patience.

“It takes time. Economic development doesn’t happen overnight,” said Aiisha Herring, director of economic development zones for the city Commerce Department. “Some people moving to these places think it just happened, but it takes a long time to see this work.”

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