February 21, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 40 Main Street communities and urban areas from around the state will bring their downtowns to the State Capitol Monday, March 19, 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.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to not only highlight the success of the Main Street Program in Oklahoma, it is also a great opportunity for the local communities to connect with their State Senators and State Representatives,” said Linda Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “Each Main Street community has a story to tell about jobs created; revenue generated and overall increased pride in their business districts for their citizens.”
Barnett said the 39 communities and 3 urban areas that comprise the Oklahoma Main Street Program have generated more than $849 million in total public and private reinvestment, created more than 13,800 new jobs and helped in the development of 4,400 new or expanded small businesses.
The Oklahoma Main Street Program’s newest addition, Seminole, will be recognized at the event as well.
For more information about Main Street Day at the Capitol, or to learn more about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, please call (405)815-5271 or visit www.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.