by Naomi Riley | Feb 9, 2015 | 0 comments
“Main Street America creates two out of every three new jobs in our country. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity for all Americans to rally behind these local, independently-owned businesses and support the entrepreneurs who keep our families employed. Unanimous approval of our resolution reinforces this institution’s full, unwavering commitment to our small business community.” ... See more
Wayne Martin, Executive Director for the N.C. Arts Council joined us yesterday for the tour of Wilson’s Whirligig Park and warehouse renovation.
The NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources was a partner in the Whirligig Project through its SmART Initiative.
The NC Main Street Program wants to thank the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council for their support of this art initiative that brings community pride and economic development to Historic Downtown Wilson.
Wilson and three other communities are now identified as SmART Communities.
What are SmART communities?One broad definition is that these are communities that use their distinctive arts and cultural assets to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns, instill a strong sense of place and pride in residents, attract creative workers and cultural visitors, and create sustainable economic development.
Click on the link below to see other projects that are currently part of the SmART Initiative.
https://files.nc.gov/ncarts/SmART_Initiative/OCT-2017-SmART-Initiative-Master.pdf ... See more
The Town of Concord, North Carolina understands the importance of governmental offices located in downtown. For their efforts and quality of work, they received 2016 Best Infill Project at the NC Main Street Awards. Concord Downtown Development Corporation
Watch the award video via the link below. Congrats again Concord!
http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.com/2017/05/2016-best-infill-building-project-concord-new-city-hall/ ... See more
NC communities bringing bike share programs to their Downtown. Could it work in your community?
http://www.wral.com/need-a-ride-bike-share-programs-crop-up-around-triangle/17104883/http://www.wral.com/need-a-ride-bike-share-programs-crop-up-around-triangle/17104883/ ... See more
For people might want to ride a bike around town but don't want to invest in owning one, new bike sharing programs are making it possible to cruse without buying.