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Paducah Renaissance Alliance Receives National Main St. Accreditation

allies opportunity 300PADUCAH, Ky. (5/11/13) – Paducah Renaissance Alliance has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
 
Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four Point Approach® methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
 
“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Valecia Crisafulli, acting director of the National Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the downtown in the economy head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”
 
PRA’s performance is annually evaluated by the Kentucky Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization.
 
Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving historic buildings.
 
“The Paducah Renaissance Alliance team, along with the City of Paducah, our volunteers and the entire community are proud to be recognized a Nationally Accredited Program for 2013,” said Lisa Mullins Thompson, Executive Director. “The continuing efforts of everyone involved have allowed the opportunity for this accreditation.”
 
“Paducah Renaissance Alliance believes partnership makes a difference in advancing Paducah’s community and economic development,” states Thompson.
 
“We look forward to continuing our efforts as a steward in the process of growing Paducah, as a destination for business and recreation, along with working with our neighbors to grow our community” stated Thompson.
 
The Paducah Renaissance Alliance, a national Main Street program, serves to stimulate the economic vitality of the historic downtown and Lower Town arts district, while protecting the historic integrity of our community.
 
Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,200 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 32 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $55.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 473,535 net new jobs and 109,693 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 236,418 buildings, leveraging an average of $18 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.
 
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