Rediscover Downtown Peru exists to build a vibrant downtown. We do this by supporting local businesses, encouraging revitalization and historic preservation. Our goal is to create a strong quality of life for all who live, work and visit downtown Peru. We work closely with the Miami County Chamber of Commerce, Miami County Economic Development Authority, and city government to focus efforts on improving the areas of downtown Peru from Broadway, between the train overpass south to the Wabash River, east to Wabash Street and west to North Miami street - or as we call it, Downtown Peru. There was a time, not long ago, our downtown had a lot of absentee property owners and empty storefronts. Real estate was falling into disrepair with no one to make improvements. We have been fortunate to have a number small business owners invest in the downtown in the past couple of years. They take pride in their business and property. With the help of Rediscover Downtown Peru, some business owners have been able to improve the facades of their buildings. Indiana's real estate tax caps put a financial burden on small communities across the state causing them to struggle to make much needed improvements in their downtown. Peru is no exception. This award would help continue the progress to make downtown Peru a place where people want to shop, expand business opportunities, attract visitors, and enhance the quality of life of Peru residents.