Downtowns are the heart and soul of our communities. They are also an indicator of economic health, partnership between the private and public sector, local quality of life, community pride and history.
A Main Street 101 informational session was offered last spring with Gerry White of OCRA. White stated that Indiana Main Street and certification opens doors for economic development funds in the way of placemaking, historic preservation, and more. He emphasized that a successful program is driven by the combination of invested stakeholders and volunteers from
both downtown businesses and the broader community who desire an attractive and
vibrant economic core.
Click on the circle to the right for a video showcasing the power of Main Street's potential.
Interested community members joined together to create a new entity, Main Street Winamac. Its mission:
Main Street Winamac is a group of passionate community members dedicated to honoring our past by building a vibrant downtown through programs and projects that will enhance the quality of life for our residents, strengthen opportunity for our businesses, and create a memorable experience for those who visit.