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Believe in Bristol Achieves Recertification in the Tennessee Main Street Program!

October 10, 2011

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced that Believe in Bristol has achieved certification through the Tennessee Main Street Program.

“The Tennessee Main Street program helps communities across the state become even better places to live and work,” Hagerty said. “I applaud Believe in Bristol on recognizing the importance of downtown revitalization and the new opportunities and jobs it can bring as a result.”
Believe in Bristol was recognized at the certification ceremony during the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development on Friday, Sept. 23. There are currently 24 Main Street organizations in Tennessee, joining more than 2,000 communities nationwide that have been accredited by the National Main Street Center.

Main Street revitalization is a comprehensive, incremental, self-help economic strategy that also focuses on developing public-private partnerships to enhance community livability and job creation, while maintaining the historic character of the district. For information about the Main Street Program and the Main Street Four Point Approachtm, visit http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/about-main-street/.
Tennessee’s Main Street program provides communities with technical assistance and guidance in developing long-term strategies that promote economic growth and development. The program provides information and assistance in forging public networking and training opportunities for downtown commercial districts.

To view and download photos of Believe in Bristol with Governor Haslam and Commissioner Hagerty, visit www.tn.gov/ecd and click the “Governor’s Conference Award Photos” button. For more information on the Tennessee Main Street Program, visit www.tennesseemainstreet.org.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to www.tn.gov/ecd.

Please let me know if you have any questions, feel free to use this link http://tn.gov/ecd/GovConf11/MainStreet_2011/index.html for more information.