Seymour, IN April 24, 2019 - Seymour Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™
“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities. said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These programs deserve recognition for generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history. Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring.
In 2018 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.93 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 5,310 net new businesses, generated 25,301 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,146historic buildings, and clocked 2.2 million volunteer hours.
The Seymour Main Street’s performance is annually evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.
ABOUT MAIN STREET AMERICA
Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $79.12 billion in new public and private investment, generated640,017 net new jobs and 143,613 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 284,936 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Seymour Main Street welcomes JR’s Tires to downtown Seymour. Anthony Walker our Economic Vitality Committee Chair and Executive Director Becky Schepman stopped by to drop off a check to help out with the new signage on the building.
Remember if you are interested in learning more about our economic incentives for businesses in the downtown check out our website at www.seymourmainstreet.org and click on the business assistance tab.
JR’s Tires is located at 100 N. Ewing St. Suite C in historic downtown Seymour and they are open daily from 7:30am till 5:00pm.
Join us for the Downtown Shop Around tomorrow (March 9th) from 9:00am till 3:00pm, and check out the great deals on new spring merchandise in our stores.
Get registered to win great prizes, and check out the relaxation station at Edward Jones: Financial Advisor Andrea Hall’s office.
If you get your card punched and turn it in you can be registered to win 1 - $100 gift card, 2 - $50 gift cards, or 4 - $25 gift cards to the participating store of your choice! #lovewhereyoulive #shopsmall #shoplocal
Special Thanks to Jackson County Bank for their support of our special "Love where you Live" shopping bags we will be giving away for this event. Supplies are limited.