Fort Payne; Alabama's Mountain Town nestled at the foothills of the Appalachians in Wills Valley is a community built upon a history of intriguing people like Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee Syllabary and the acclaimed music group ALABAMA. There is breathtaking scenery, kayaking, hiking, biking but most of all southern hospitality. We are working to preserve the character of our historic downtown and create job opportunities in our Main Street district. We have seen the heart of our city show incredible growth in the past year with the development of loft apartments for downtown living and new businesses opening. The money would be used to continue moving our downtown main street forward in economic growth with facade grants and a business location to mentor new entrepreneurs by giving them an opportunity to get experience and exposure before moving into their own downtown location.