February 14, 2013
(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced today that Pryor, Okla., is the newest addition the Oklahoma Main Street Program for 2013. This brings the total number of participants to 37 the state including three urban areas.
The Oklahoma Main Street Program is a comprehensive revitalization effort that provides communities with tools to improve their historic central and neighborhood business district areas. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce operates the Main Street Program.
“Pryor exemplifies working together through a variety of partnerships to improve their community,” said Linda Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “They have the support of the city, the Chamber of Commerce, the Cherokee Nation and businesses in the Mid-America Industrial Park, including Google. It is a community-wide effort to bring new vitality to the central business district. Congratulations to all who worked so hard on this endeavor.”
As part of the Main Street Program, the newest addition will receive training and technical assistance for preservation-based commercial district revitalization.
“In addition, Pryor will receive leadership training for their program manager and board of directors, as well as training in organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring,” Barnett said.
According to latest figures, Oklahoma Main Street communities have generated more than $982 million in total public and private reinvestment, created more than 14,400 new jobs and helped in the development of 4,650 new or expanded small businesses.
For more information about the Oklahoma Main Street Program, please call (405) 815-6552 or visit www.OKcommerce.gov/mainstreet.