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Main Street Day at Capitol Set

Contact: Linda Barnett
Oklahoma Main Street Center
Phone: (405) 815-6552
Email: Linda_Barnett@OKcommerce.gov

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2014

“Main Street Day” at Capitol Set

(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Many of the nearly 40 Main Street communities and urban areas from around the state will bring their downtowns to the State Capitol Tuesday, March 25, 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.

Each Main Street community has a unique story to tell about their downtowns and how the program has helped their area” said Linda Barnett, Oklahoma Main Street Center director. “This is a day for them to highlight what their towns and programs have to offer. It’s also a wonderful time to connect with their elected officials.”

Two new communities will also be introduced during the festivities. These communities are the first to be recognized in the new associate level of the statewide program.

Barnett said the 37 communities, including 3 urban areas, that comprise the Oklahoma Main Street Program have generated more than $1 billion in total public and private reinvestment, created more than 16,500 new jobs and helped in the development of 4,800 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 okcommerce.gov/mainstreet.