One Riverbend village looking to grow is Hartford.  The town that has for years been the home of the local refining industry has in recent years seen a couple of tourist spots pop up in the form of the Confluence Tower and the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site. 

The village's Projects Manager, Deanna Barnes, says the future appears to continue to be a mix of industrial and tourism.

Barnes comments

The area where retail development is projected is called the Lewis & Clark Commerce Center.  The project is in the stage where the village is looking for Requests for Proposals, with a due date on those set for February 6.  She says a part of looking at the community as a whole will include addressing storm water issues.

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