Brush!, Lake City and Steamboat Springs selected for National Main Street demonstration pilot

Denise Stepto, 303-241-8364 c.

Denver, CO – Wednesday, November 18,  2015 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) today announced that the National Main Street Center, Inc. has selected three Colorado Main Street towns as demonstration sites to implement its revamped approach to comprehensive community revitalization and preservation-based economic development. The communities are: Brush!, Lake City, and Steamboat Springs.

“This program showcases the unique character and heritage of our communities, and at the same time helps rejuvenate businesses and create jobs” said Irv Halter, executive director of DOLA.  “We are pleased that three of our program participants have been recognized for this pilot.”

The three selected towns are top performers in Colorado’s Main Street program, recognized for success in energizing their local economies, empowering community residents, and celebrating their distinctive character and local history. As participants in the demonstration project, they will benefit from recent strategic improvements to the Main Street Center’s revitalization methodology that for 35 years has helped transform historic downtowns and urban neighborhoods nationwide.

DOLA manages the Colorado Main Street program which is funded in part by a grant from the State Historical Fund.