The Indiana Main Street Program has added another organization to its long list of members. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann welcomed Celebrate Mooresville to the program Thursday. It promotes economic development and improving downtown areas throughout the state.

February 19, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Celebrate Mooresville joins more than 100 other communities as a member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) program which encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement of downtown areas of Indiana cities and towns.

Staff from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) was on hand to present the official certificate to members of the Celebrate Mooresville team who have been working on the designation since 2013.

“As the traditional heart and hub of commerce, social interaction, entertainment and government, downtowns play a fundamental role in the overall image and livelihood of a community,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “I congratulate the leadership of Celebrate Mooresville on their hard work and planning resulting in their distinction as an Indiana Main Street.”

Serving as the state’s coordinating program for the National Main Street program, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Indiana Main Street is founded on a four point approach to downtown development: organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Each of these points represents an aspect of the downtown which is vital in the restoration efforts of the community.

“We are proud to have Celebrate Mooresville as part of the Indiana Main Street family. The members of the community have been very supportive of the organization’s revitalization efforts, which is a crucial aspect of ensuring success and long term relevance in our downtown areas,” said Shae Kmicikewycz, Indiana Main Street Program Manager.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to promote rural community prosperity to strengthen Indiana’s economy by providing capacity-building solutions to assure ready, marketable and competitive opportunities for economic growth. For additional information on OCRA and its programs visit www.ocra.in.gov.

Source: Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

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