The town of Roachdale has been designated as the latest addition to the Indiana Main Street program. The program is meant to encourage economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs made the announcement Friday. Roachdale joins 119 other communities to work on four main aspects to downtown development: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.
“We welcome Roachdale to the Indiana Main Street Program,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “Our downtowns play a vital role in supporting Hoosier small businesses and enhance the quality of place in our cities and towns. I commend the community for working with one another to ensure our main streets are primed and refreshed for economic growth.”
The Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance in Putnam County already has plans for various projects including their Downtown Beautification initiative and Community Farm and Market.