Laramie Main Street Designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America Program
The following is an unedited press release
Laramie Main Street has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™.
In 2019 alone, the Wyoming private and public sectors invested $18 million in Main Street downtowns. This investment set the stage for the start of 57 net new businesses and the creation of 186 net new jobs in Main Street communities.
In Laramie, a net number of 13 new businesses opened, creating 32.5 full time equivalent jobs, and volunteers dedicated almost 3300 hours of time in 2019.
Laramie Main Street’s performance is evaluated by Wyoming Main Street, a program of the Wyoming Business Council that works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet 10 rigorous 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.
The Laramie City Council was presented a certificate of appreciation at the Aug. 19 city council meeting in recognition of the continued support they have given Laramie Main Street Alliance.
“Wyoming Main Street understands the needs for economic development in Wyoming’s communities and provides training and tools, but your Main Street successes are only possible with full local support, especially that of the municipal government,” said Wyoming Main Street Program Manager Linda Klinck. “Please accept this recognition knowing that the Wyoming Business Council acknowledges your continued support for Laramie Main Street.”
Wyoming Main Street congratulates Laramie Main Street on its Accredited Main Street status and continued efforts in grassroots economy building.