February 15, 2013
“Main Street Day” at Capitol Set
(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Nearly 40 Main Street communities and urban areas from around the state will bring their downtowns to the State Capitol Thursday, March 28, during Main Street Day at the Capitol. The Oklahoma Main Street Center, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce spearheads this showcase of local downtown economic development revitalization.
All activities will begin at 9 a.m. on the Capitol’s fourth floor rotunda.
“Main Street Day at the Capitol is a wonderful way for local communities to do a bit of bragging on themselves,” said Linda
Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “Each Main Street community has a unique story to tell about their downtowns and how the program has helped their area. It is also a great opportunity for the local communities to connect with their State Senators and State Representatives.”
Barnett said the 36 communities, including 3 urban areas, that comprise the Oklahoma Main Street Program have generated more than $982 million in total public and private reinvestment, created more than 14,300 new jobs and helped in the development of 4,650 new or expanded small businesses.
For more information about Main Street Day at the Capitol, or to learn more about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, please call (405)815-6552 or visit www.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.