Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of nationally recognized affiliate programs in recognition of their commitment to creating meaningful improvements in their downtowns and commercial districts using the Main Street Approach™, a framework for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.
The City of Snoqualmie works in partnership with Main Street America to identify local programs that are committed to comprehensive revitalization and achieving meaningful community outcomes. “The framework and technical resources made possible through affiliate membership with the Main Street program assist the City and the nonprofit Downtown Snoqualmie Merchants Association in promoting and maintaining a vibrant and enduring historic downtown for residents and visitors,” said City of Snoqualmie Community Development Director Mark Hofman.
President and Main Street America CEO Patrice Frey added, “We are thrilled to acknowledge this year’s 337 Main Street affiliate programs and their commitment to revitalizing their downtowns and commercial districts. During a difficult year, these Main Street programs have proven their unique ability to generate impressive economic outcomes, preserve the character of their downtowns, and lift up their communities.”
About Main Street America
Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. In 2020, Main Street America programs generated $4.14 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 4,356 net new businesses, generated 14,988 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,488 historic buildings, and clocked 983,702 volunteer hours.