Note: Had a glitch in the publishing of this podcast. If it wouldn’t work for your before, try it again. All fixed. Thank you!!
Laura Pecaut, Main Street Shakopee
Main Street Shakopee is a collaborative community-wide effort to revitalize our historic downtown and Highway 101 business district. We are a Minnesota Main Street Community designated by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, the official statewide coordinating program in Minnesota.
In 1977, the National Trust for Historic Preservation launched the Main Street Program as a three-year pilot aimed at preserving deteriorating downtown buildings in three Midwestern communities. The success of the initial pilot led to the formation of the National Trust Main Street Center (NTMSC) in 1980.
Since its founding, the National Main Street Center, Inc. has developed a national network covering more than 2,200 communities in 45 states. To date, the Main Street movement has led to nearly $50 billion of investment in historic downtowns and commercial districts and helped generate more than 415,000 jobs and 94,000 new businesses nationwide.
- 26 new or expanded business since program began in mid-2014
- 16-20 Full time and 40-45 part time jobs
- 25 building rehab/update projects
- 2,000 volunteer hours
- 4,700 attendees at Main Street events