That’s what the N&R hopes the U.S. Commerce Department’s $1 million grant will produce for Greensboro.

Just so you know, the Strong Cities Strong Communities program was established by executive order. And here’s the real irony —-federal Director of Domestic Policy Cecilia Munoz says Strong Cities, Strong Communities is “a remarkable initiative, one that takes innovation, a determination to cut-through the red-tape and ensure taxpayer dollars are used wisely.”

The interagency council overseeing Strong Cities Strong Communities is based at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is the poster child for red tape and waste of taxpayers’ dollars.