By Tom Dixon, content marketing manager

December 21, 2018


Cheyenne

The National Main Street Center is offering a 77 percent discount to its annual conference March 25-27 in Seattle for local elected officials and senior local government staff from Main Street communities and districts.

The $125 registration free entitles local leaders to three days of professional development, networking and insight into solutions to common challenges facing communities across the country.

The National Main Street Center leverages historic preservation, placemaking and downtown revitalization as economic development tools for improving towns and cities one neighborhood at a time.

Those strategies have been working for many Wyoming communities. Evanston is a semifinalist for National Main Street Center's highest honor - the Great American Main Street award. Rock Springs earned the award at the 2018 annual conference. Rawlins held the award in 2015. No other Mountain West state has more than one award winner.

The Business Council also promotes a best practices workshop prior to the conference. Local leaders and Main Street advocates tour communities and learn innovative ways other places have rejuvenated their downtowns. This workshop is unique among other Main Street programs.

For more information, visit the National Main Street Center website or email Wyoming Main Street program manager Linda Klinck at linda.klinck@wyo.gov.

Wyoming has nine certified Main Street communities and five affiliate communities. The Wyoming Main Street program is overseen by the Wyoming Business Council, the state's economic development agency.

Wyoming Main Street communities ushered in 75 net new businesses that created 173 net new jobs in the last year. Program volunteers donated 35,304 hours of their time. Every dollar invested in the Wyoming Main Street program returns $3.83. 

Community , Education

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