WAUSAU - Wausau was one of 50 communities in the United States to advance in the "America's Best Communities" competition, which is sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel. The final winner will receive $3 million.
Wausau will receive $50,000 and a corporate sponsor partner to help further develop the strategic community and economic revitalization plans outlined in the initial application, according to a Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce release.
The chamber is serving as the non-profit fronting the project for the city. Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Aaron Kapellusch says the winning money would go towards building on the city's downtown progress.