C.O.R.E. (Central Organization for the Revitalization and Enhancement) of Harrison is an all volunteer group of area residents that was initiated by Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt.

The mission of the group “To passionately engage the community in revitalizing the health and heart of our cultural, historical, social, and entrepreneurial enterprises” guides an aggressive but important journey towards planned and positive progress.

Our first step is to develop a comprehensive Master Plan with implementation steps to improve the heart of Harrison.  This effort is open to all interested persons and our activities are transparent to the community.  C.O.R.E. was not formed to replace any organization, but enhance the efforts of those already working while providing focus on the Core district.

From observing other revitalization initiatives in other communities, we have learned that a vibrant, healthy downtown can:
•    lead to a vibrant, healthy community and county,
•    draw people to Harrison and Boone County to visit, live, and work,
•    become a catalyst for jobs and economic development.