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Tonawanda Tomorrow action plan will be unveiled

The unveiling of Tonawanda Tomorrow's final draft of a plan on the future of the town will happen at 6:30 p.m. June 21 in the Phillip Sheridan Building Community Room, 3200 Elmwood Ave.

Tonawanda Tomorrow is a community-driven effort that was formed as a result of the closing of the Huntley Power Plant. When NRG Energy closed the Huntley plant in 2016, the town of Tonawanda, Kenmore-Tonawanda School District and Erie County lost $5.4 million a year in property taxes. But the plan itself is about the viability of the community as a whole, not just at the Huntley site.

More than a thousand residents, business leaders and community groups spent the past 10 months drafting recommendations on how the town can encourage growth. The next step will be to discuss the plan and put its strategies into action to create good-paying jobs to move the town's economy forward.

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