Rep. Ellspermann applauds Indiana Main Street for their community investments
STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Sue Ellspermann (R-Ferdinand) recognized Indiana Main Street in a resolution on the House floor Monday for their contributions for more than 25 years to community investments.
Indiana Main Street, a division of Indiana's Office of Community and Rural Affairs, works with 105 communities across the State of Indiana to design, organize and promote economic restructuring efforts within the community by working with local organizations and businesses. Indiana Main Street is a part of the National Main Street revitalization project which has programs in over 30 states.
Kathy Tretter joined Rep. Ellspermann in representing Ferdinand's Main Street Program speaking to the importance of this program in helping communities network and learn best practices.
"Indiana Main Street has done so much for communities across the state and in my district," said Rep. Ellspermann. "My father owned a business on Main Street in my hometown and I experienced firsthand the need for programs like Indiana Main Street to help promote economic development, small businesses, and entrepreneurship in these communities and to create more vibrant hometowns."
In 2010 Indiana Main Street had a hand in bringing in over $90 million in community investments in 45 Indiana communities. On a national average, for every dollar spent in a local Main Street program around $27 has been reinvested in the community.
"It is a true example of homegrown, economic development that helps improve the quality of life for many communities. I am so grateful to have a program like this in Indiana and applaud their work to bolster so many Hoosier communities."