Mills 50 District earns accredited status for ninth year

The Mills 50 District was awarded accredited status by Main Street America for the ninth year at the end of June.

The district was one of the 860 Main Street America programs across the nation to earn the top tier of recognition, along with Ivanhoe Village Main Street District, Thornton Park District, Church Street District and the College Park Main Street.

The designation is awarded to Main Street programs that signify a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive community revitalization and a proven track record of successfully applying the trademarked Main Street Approach, according to the Main Street America website.

According to the website’s figures, great things happened in 2019: $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated; 6,466 net new businesses were opened; 32,316 net new jobs were created; and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.

“It is an honor to be among the 860 Main Street programs across the US to earn accredited status,” said Joanne Grant, Mills 50 executive director. “We will continue to assist our small businesses especially in these tough economic times, improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and focus on the revitalization of Mills 50.”

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