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Main Street Receives National Accreditation 

 

Main Street Beatrice

Receives 2013 National Trust Main Street Accreditation

 

 

Beatrice, Nebraska (May 2, 2013)—Main Street Beatrice has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four Point Approach® methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.

 

 

 

“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Valecia Crisafulli, acting director of the National Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the downtown in the economy head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”

 

 

 

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Heritage Nebraska Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving historic buildings.

 

 

 

Main Street Beatrice has achieved the National Trust Main Street Accreditation every year since its start in 1996.  In that time, Main Street Beatrice has raised more than 1,210,000 in private funds and has put back more than 1,166,000 in the downtown district.  Additionally, Main Street Beatrice has accumulated over 44,000 volunteer hours.  For every $1 that Main Street Beatrice has invested in the downtown, an average of $16.38 dollars is spent in the community.    

 

 

 

Review the Main Street Beatrice website regularly at www.mainstreetbeatrice.org for updated information, or contact the Main Street office to subscribe to their e-newsletter and receive notifications on Main Street events and programs.  Main Street Beatrice can also be reached via phone at 402-223-3244402-223-3244, via email at info@mainstreetbeatrice.org, and in person at the City Auditorium.

 

 

 

Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,200 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 32 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $55.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 473,535 net new jobs and 109,693 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 236,418 buildings, leveraging an average of $18 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.

 

 


Main Street Beatrice

Receives 2012 National Trust Main Street Accreditation

 

 

 

(April 24, 2012) - Main Street Beatric ehas been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center®. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four-Point Approach® methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.

 

“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”

 

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Heritage Nebraska Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress, and preserving historic buildings. For more information on the national program accreditation program, visit http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/about-main-street/the-programs/national-programs.html.

 

Main Street Beatrice has achieved the National Trust Main Street Accreditation every year since its start in 1996.  In that time, Main Street Beatrice has raised more than 1,154,000 in private funds and has put back more than 1,119,000 in the downtown district.  Additionally, Main Street Beatrice has accumulated over 43,000 volunteer hours.  For every $1 that Main Street Beatrice has invested in the downtown, an average of $14.51 dollars is spent in the community.    


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