The Hanover Theatre was an ambitious and crucial project to jumpstart downtown revitalization. This $31 million dollar project combined historical renovation, new construction, public and private fundraising, bank financing, tax credits, and grants. Utilizing our experience in securing public funds, our organization led efforts to secure New Market Tax Credits, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, a HUD 108 Loan Guarantee, a Massachusetts Cultural grant, a Massachusetts Office of Tourism and Travel grant, an EDI grant, and a construction loan from Commonwealth National Bank. When the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 2008, the Theatre became synonymous with the rebirth of Worcester’s downtown. Since opening its doors, the Theatre has brought over 1 million patrons from 350 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, resulting in an overall economic impact for the City that is over $13 million.