“Cheering” for Manchester could help bring $50,000 to the City for Civic and Economic Development Projects

Reader’s Digest contest offers cities and towns the opportunity to receive more than $5 million for improvements

Manchester, NH – “Cheering” for Manchester could help bring $50,000 to the city for civic and development projects.  Reader’s Digest is holding a promotion that will award more than $5 million in funds and promotional support to cities and towns across the US to use towards development and civic projects.  Winning cities will also receive a feature article in Reader’s Digest.

Anyone is eligible to participate and “cheer” (vote) for Manchester by visiting the Reader’s Digest website,
http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/.   Once you register and select Manchester as your city you are able to “cheer” up to ten times for Manchester, every day.  The winning cities will have the most “cheers” as of February 7th when the contest ends.  When you visit the contests webpage it provides users with the ability to post suggestions for improvements to your city and town.  Suggestions for Manchester range from school improvements to sidewalk installations to the development of a dog park. 

In less than two weeks Manchester has climbed from the 350th ranked city to a spot within the top 40. “This contest is a perfect fit for Manchester’s population which has a very civic and community oriented focus”, stated Chris Wellington, Marketing Specialist for the Economic Development Office.  “This is an opportunity for the Manchester community to show their pride in our city and suggest improvements that will continue to make Manchester one of the best places to live in the country.  All you need is a computer and two minutes each day.”


For more information about the Reader’s Digest contest or to “cheer” for Manchester, please visit http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/.  For information on current development projects in Manchester please visit www.yourmanchesternh.com or call 603-624-6505.