Jump Start Mayflower
Jump Start Mayflower is a cooperative program that will help the City of Mayflower implement long range economic development. This will be accomplished through targeted investment of public and private funds within smaller areas/neighborhoods in the short-term.
Thanks to an EDA grant, the City of Mayflower is able to move forward much more quickly after the 2014 tornado disaster.
Metroplan has received an extension of a HUD grant, with the intent to reallocate unspent resources, to develop and adopt detailed building codes/zoning regulations, provided by Gateway Planning, Inc., that will be essential for economic recovery of the two communities.
The University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Community Design Center has been designated to develop architectural interpretations of the cities to visually show, and serve as a catalyst, how Mayflower and Vilonia could grow in the near future.
In addition, the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be developing a Disaster Preparedness Plan to benefit the entire region.
Jump Start Mayflower will lay the groundwork for future economic development. Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland will be working with Local Disaster Recovery Manager, Devin Howland, to accomplish these initiatives, that will benefit all residents and commercial interests.