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Oklahoma Main Street Center Announces Year End Reinvestment Figures

January 30, 2014

(Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Figures released from the Oklahoma Main Street Center announce program totals for 2013 including local community program milestones.

Programmatically, Oklahoma Main Street reached $1 billion in private sector reinvestment in November.

"Reaching $1 billion in private reinvestment is a huge accomplishment for not only the program but for each community that has worked hard to build up their areas," said Linda Barnett, director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. "It speaks volumes to the tireless efforts of community leaders, volunteers, and investors."

2013 community highlights include private reinvestment numbers and the year each was accepted into the state program:

  • Ada Main Street (1987) -- $20 million
  • Downtown Bartlesville, Inc. (2010) -- $5 million
  • El Reno Main Street (1988) -- $10 million
  • Hobart Main Street (2002) -- $10 million
  • Kendall Whittier Main Street (2010) -- $100 million
  • Miami Main Street (1995) -- $20 million
  • Downtown Muskogee, Inc. (2008) -- $20 million
  • RedFork Main Street (Route 66 Main Street) (2007) -- $190 million
  • Shattuck Main Street (1996) -- $10 million
  • Sulphur Main Street (1997) -- $115 million
  • Tahlequah Main Street (2003) -- $15 million

In addition to the community news, information gathered for 2013 from the 37 active Main Street Communities including three urban areas includes:

  • More than $357 million in both private and public reinvestment
  • More than 150 building façade renovations
  • More than 71,300 volunteer hours
  • More than 2,100 jobs
  • More than 210 business openings, relocations or expansions

Cumulative numbers for the entire statewide program since 1985 include:

  • More than $1 billion in both private and public reinvestment
  • More than 4,300 façade rehabilitations
  • More than 1 million volunteer hours
  • More than 16,500 jobs
  • More than 4,860 business openings, relocations or expansions

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 405-815-6552 or visit http://okcommerce.gov/mainstreet.