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The six companies contributing $500,000 for public infrastructure at Main Street Oak Ridge approached the city and volunteered to help, a consultant said Friday.
The companies are Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, UCOR, Restoration Services Inc., Methodist Medical Center, and Consolidated Nuclear Security, which manages and operates Y-12 National Security Complex.
The companies understand how important the project is to the city and to them, said Ray Evans, retail consultant for the City of Oak Ridge.
“They approached us and said, ‘How can we help?'” Evans said. “They just want to ensure the success of this project.” [Read more…]