By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Federal program will help borough develop plan for mill property


September 13, 2023

Wrangell is one of 64 communities nationwide selected for the first year of a new federal program called Thriving Communities, intended to help towns get a better shot at federal funds. In Wrangell’s case, the two-year effort will focus on developing a plan for the former 6-Mile mill property.

The borough purchased the property last year for $2.5 million in hopes of enticing private investment and spurring economic development for the community.

The federal program will not provide any cash to the borough but will pay the bills for a team of consultants the community can work with to deve...

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