City Of Mineola Main Street Program Recognized as 2018 Main Street America Affiliate

City of Mineola, Texas 2018 – Mineola Main Street has been designated as an affiliate Main Street AmericaTM program by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of nationally recognized Main Street America affiliate programs in recognition of their commitment to achieving meaningful improvements in downtowns and commercial districts across the country using the Main Street ApproachTM.

“It is my privilege to recognize this year’s 299 Main Street America affiliate programs,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Their commitment to helping advance strong local economies, and to being a part of a national movement of like- minded community change makers is truly powerful. Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and these Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.”

In 2017 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.48 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 6,211 net new businesses, generated 30,294 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,737 historic buildings, and clocked 2.7 million volunteer hours.

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by The Texas Main Street Program which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that are committed to comprehensive revitalization and achieving meaningful community outcomes.

Mineola Main Street Program started in 1989 and continues to be very strong within State of Texas and Wood County Community. Mineola Main Street will be celebrating in 2019, 30 years of continuing downtown development and preservation programs of their unique history to enhance the Quality of Life within the City of Mineola.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,000 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $71.35 billion in new public and private investment, generated 583,869 net new jobs and 131,974 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 267,800 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.