The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 28th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson.
The presentation of awards was made by MMSA Board President Allison Beasley, MMSA Past President Suzanne Smith and staff.
The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi.
Among the 2017 Award Recipients was Home Grown: A farm to table dinner for Main Street Clinton.
“This is the Mississippi Main Street Association’s most important event of the year,” said Allison Beasley, MMSA President. “It gives us an opportunity to meet with and celebrate the local directors and investors throughout the state that are doing the hard work of making our downtown districts more competitive, successful and sustainable.”
“We are thrilled to honor our economic development and preservation heroes in Mississippi’s downtowns,” Beasley said.
Since 1993, Mississippi Main Street Association has generated more than $5 billion in private and public investment (including more than $1.2 billion in public investment).
In 2016, Mississippi Main Street programs generated 234 net new businesses, 68 business expansions to existing businesses, 1,811 net new jobs, 104 facade rehabilitations and 366 downtown residential units.
MMSA currently has 50 active Main Street cities throughout the state, seven Downtown Network members, and numerous Associate, Allied professional members, and Friends of Main Street.
Find out who all of the winners were HERE.