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Downtown Reidsville gets revitalization award

The downtown district has been accredited by Main Street America.

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The City of Reidsville is getting some much-deserved recognition. 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 through the Main Street Approach™. And this year downtown Reidsville was on the list.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s 889 nationally accredited Main Street programs that have worked tirelessly to advance economic vitality and quality of life in their downtowns and commercial districts,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of Main Street America, “During an incredibly challenging year, these programs demonstrated the power of the Main Street movement to drive impressive local recovery efforts, champion small businesses and foster vibrant downtown districts. I am inspired by their hard work and confident that these accredited communities will continue to help their downtowns flourish in the next stages of recovery.”

In 2020, Main Street America programs generated $4.14 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 4,356 net new businesses, generated 14,988 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,488 historic buildings and clocked 983,702 volunteer hours.

“I am thrilled to have an accredited program and strive to reach our goals of creating a downtown that is alive and thriving along with the expansion of our Depot District,” said Jill  Weston, Reidsville’s Main Street Manager.