Grand Island Among Five Communities to Receive Main Street America Accreditation

GRAND ISLAND – Grand Island has been designated as one of five Main Street America program sites in Nebraska for 2022.

Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.

The accreditation is bestowed upon cities and towns that are building meaningful and sustainable revitalization programs which include fostering strong public-private partnerships, supporting small, locally-owned businesses, and actively pursuing historic places, spaces, and cultural assets.

This year, a total of 863 sites across the country received the recognition, a remarkably small number when considering the sheer number of towns and cities throughout the United States.

“We are extremely proud to recognize this year’s programs that have worked tirelessly to advance economic vitality and quality of life in their downtowns and commercial districts,” said Patrice Frey, President, and CEO of Main Street America.

“I am inspired by their steadfast leadership and innovative solutions to drive essential local recovery efforts, support small businesses, and nurture vibrant downtown districts.”

The other four sites selected in Nebraska were Beatrice, Falls City, Fremont, and Wayne.