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MADISON MAIN STREET PROGRAM RECEIVES 2022 MAIN STREET AMERICA ACCREDITATION

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Madison Main Street Program

RECEIVES 2022 MAIN STREET AMERICA ACCREDITATION


Madison, Indiana (6/14/2022) – Madison Main Street Program (MMSP) has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.


“We are extremely proud to recognize this year’s 863 nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to advance economic vitality and quality of life in their downtowns and commercial districts,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of Main Street America. “During another incredibly challenging year, these programs demonstrated the power of the Main Street movement to respond to the needs of their communities. I am inspired by their steadfast leadership and innovative solutions to drive essential local recovery efforts, support small businesses, and nurture vibrant downtown districts.”


In 2021, Main Street America programs generated $5.76 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 6,601 net new businesses, generated 30,402 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 10,595 historic buildings, and leveraged 1,427,729 volunteer hours. On average, for every dollar that a Main Street program spent to support their operations, it generated $19.34 of new investment back into Main Street communities.


The Madison Main Street Program’s performance is annually evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet rigorous national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building meaningful and sustainable revitalization programs and include standards such as, fostering strong public-private partnerships, supporting small and locally owned businesses, and actively preserving historic places, spaces, and cultural assets.


Madison Main Street Program is locally leading a national movement committed to strengthening communities with preservation-based economic development. MMSP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designated by Indiana Main Street and accredited by the National Main Street Center.

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Madison’s historic downtown district is economically vibrant, with shops, restaurants, and nightlife serving residents as well as many tourists and visitors. With more than 18 events organized annually, we ensure the investment in our non-profit mission is measurable and promotes all things local. Our volunteers get things done! MMSP is made up of a volunteer-based board and committee leadership. Paid staff follows through with the initiatives and day-to-day organization that is strategically planned by the volunteer base.


Main Street America leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. For more than 40 years, Main Street America has provided a practical, adaptable, and impactful framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. Our network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $95.33 billion in new public and private investment, generated 161,036 net new businesses and 717,723 net new jobs, and rehabilitated more than 314,431 buildings. Main Street America is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit mainstreet.org.


We cannot wait to see you downtown!





Madison Main Street Program


Austin Sims


Executive Director


austin@madisonmainstreet.com, 812-274-0385



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