January 27, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — Figures just released from the Oklahoma Main Street Center detail year end (2011) program totals and one local community program hitting another private reinvestment milestone in December.
“2011 was a busy year for our communities,” said Linda Barnet, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “Our local programs continue to flourish and grow their historic downtown Main Street areas and that is directly a result of hard work by our managers and their volunteers.”
Private reinvestment in Poteau reached $15 million in the month of December. Previously announced in October were milestones of $5 and $10 million.
“Thanks to the city of Poteau, and our new skate park, for putting us over the top for the $15 million level,” said Main Street Program Manager Emily Weber. “The skate park is now open and is busy with people every day. Poteau Main Street Matters is proud to be a part of it. I would like to thank our Mayor, city council, business owners and members, and especially the community for all of their continued support.”
Information gathered throughout the year from the 39 active Main Street Communities including three urban areas includes:
Cumulative numbers for the entire statewide program since 1985 include:
The Oklahoma Main Street Center is one of 42 state coordinating programs around the nation. Under the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Streets across the nation, operate off of the Main Street Four Point Approach™ including Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.
For more information on the Main Street Program call 405-815-5271 or log onto www.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.