Recognizing the best and the brightest in preservation-based commercial district revitalization.
Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and representatives of government agencies involved in economic development and historic preservation, winners exemplify the power of the Main Street Approach®. LEARN MORE.
All three awards—Innovation on Main Street Award, Business Leadership Award, and Main Street Hero Award—recognize high caliber Main Street organizations and individuals. LEARN MORE.
The 2017 GAMSA winners showcase the realized potential of commercial district revitalization. Whether it’s attracting independent businesses, repurposing historic buildings or cultivating a thriving food scene, this year’s winners all understand the importance of growing communities that value historic preservation while supporting the changing shift in population and trends.
- Patrice FreyPresident & CEO, National Main Street Center
Renaissance Covington, located just south of Cincinnati and the Ohio River in Kentucky, has transformed the downtown district through creative public space projects and strong business investment.
OC Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association helped reinvigorate their commercial district into a robust community that not only celebrates New Orleans’ culture of jazz heritage and great cuisine, but also historic preservation.
West Chester BID in West Chester, Pennsylvania, preserved the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the neighborhood into a fine-dining destination.
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