The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) has announced that Meridian Main Street in Meridian has been designated as Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.“It is a great honor to recognize this year’s 828 nationally Accredited Main Street America programs for their outstanding work to transform downtown and neighborhood commercial districts,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship, and support downtown housing is more important than ever.”
“Across the country, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities,” Frey said.
Since 1993, Mississippi Main Street Association has generated more than $5 billion in private and public investment, including more than $1.2 billion in public investment.
Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $71.35 billion in new public and private investment, generated 583,869 net new jobs and 131,974 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 267,800 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.