You Are Invited!! Tuesday, March 20th at 7 PM at Mac’s!

Come and join us!   Representatives from the Michigan Main Street Center will be coming to Downtown Saline to make the official announcement of Saline’s designation into the Michigan Main Street Program.

The press conference will take place on Tuesday, March 20th at 7 PM at Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack at 104 E. Michigan in Downtown Saline.

The community is invited to attend.  Dessert will be provided by the Saline Main Street program.

Governor Rick Snyder announced that the community of Saline was selected to take part in the Michigan Main Street program on February 22, 2012.  As a full-fledged Michigan Main Street community, Saline will receive five years of intensive technical assistance, through the Michigan Main Street program, with a focus on revitalization strategies designed to attract new residents, business investment, economic growth and job creation to their central business district.

The Michigan Main Street program is part of Governor Snyder’s placemaking efforts to create vibrant communities across Michigan. These efforts are based on numerous studies showing that investing in placemaking creates vibrant downtowns, making the state economically stronger.  Saline is the 17th Select Level community in Michigan, and the first in Washtenaw County.

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About Route '12 to Main Street

Route '12 to Main Street is sponsored by the Saline Historic Downtown Alliance (SHDA), a new non-profit entity focused on the revitalization of Downtown Saline for the benefit of the entire community. SHDA, with the support of the City of Saline and the EDC, is applying to become a Main Street community through the Michigan Main Street Center. It is a competitive process and over the next seven months, volunteers are working hard to prepare for the application process by educating the community, recruiting volunteers and gaining support. Benefits to become a 'Selected' Main Street community through the Michigan Main Street Center program are 5 years of technical training, design services, and increased public awareness for our community. Benefits of having a comprehensive Downtown revitalization strategy are even more, and we will be talking about these advantages in upcoming blogs.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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