Main Street revitalization programs added $76 million to Kentucky’s economy in 2015

The 44 communities in the Kentucky Main Street Program reported $76,126,662 of cumulative investment in their commercial downtown districts in 2015.

This represented $42,718,614 of private investment, matched by $33,408,048 in public improvements.

Since the program’s inception in 1979, $3.9 billion of public-private investment has been documented in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

The Kentucky Main Street Program is the oldest statewide Main Street economic revitalization program in the nation. It uses the National Main Street Center‘s Four-Point Approach emphasizing organization, promotion, design, and economic vitality.

The program prioritizes the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings as the framework supporting downtown revitalization and economic development strategies.

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