Wyoming Main Street is a program of the Wyoming Business Council and manages the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street program for Wyoming. Wyoming Main Street offers technical assistance to Wyoming communities to help with revitalizing their historic downtowns. Wyoming Main Street works with other Wyoming Business Council resources to assist Wyoming communities in as many ways as possible. For example, Rawlins Downtown Development Authority/Main Street received a Community Development Block Grant from the Wyoming Business Council to restore 36 historic storefronts. The grant funding amounts to $500,000 and when the project is finished it is estimated to be a $1.6 million total investment . Rawlins Main Street will collect sales and customer data over the next several years from the business/building owners. The Wyoming Business Council will then develop an Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements to determine increase in sales and pedestrian traffic resulting from the restored historic storefronts. This will be a great step to show the economics of historic preservation, especially in a commercial district.
Wyoming Main Street has also worked with the Alliance for Historic Wyoming administering the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant.
Special thanks to Wyoming Main Street Program Manager Linda Klinck for providing the update on Wyoming Main Street's work. To learn more about Wyoming Main Street, click the logo below.
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