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Main Street’s focus on business district
The Organizing for Main Street Committee has been asked, “Why does Centerville need another group to focus on the Centerville Historic Square?
Doesn’t the historic preservation, the Chamber and economic development already do this?” No. These groups exist, but their responsibilities are expansive and include the entire county. None of these groups have activities or efforts dedicated specifically to the revitalization of Centerville’s business district.
The Chamber’s responsibility includes the entire county and their responsibilities focus largely on promotion and events.
Economic development’s responsibilities focus on job creation and retention, also for the entire county. They manage the Revolving Loan Fund for businesses and seek funding for industries. Historic preservation is responsible for determining historic contexts and preserving these histories within the whole community.
We have the primary business district, and there is currently no group solely dedicated to the revitalization and sustainment of the heart of our town.
The Organization Committee for
Organizing for Main Street
Becky Maxwell, committee chair