Category: Main Street
St. Francisville Main Street receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation
St. Francisville, Louisiana June 22, 2020- St. Francisville Main Street has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America program. Accredited status is Main Street America's top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach.
We are proud to recognize this year's 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities," said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. "These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process."
In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10, 412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.
St. Francisville Main Street's performance is evaluated both locally and by Louisiana Main Street which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet the ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.
We are thrilled to receive Accreditation for 2020, we have been working diligently toward this goal and will continue our hard work and dedication to the preservation of our Historic District," says Director Laurie Walsh.