Main Street events plentiful
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:01 am
The holiday season is in full swing on Tennessee’s Main Streets, and there are plenty of special activities for everyone — from the young to the young at heart.
Tennessee Main Street holiday events support the historic downtown districts of communities all across the state and encourage shopping locally.
“A thriving downtown district where citizens support small businesses and spend time together is a significant driver of economic development that contributes to the overall quality of life in our communities,” Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, said. “Celebrating the holiday season in your own community is not only a rewarding way to connect with your historic downtown district, but it can also be a substantial catalyst for the local economy.”
“The holiday season is always an exciting time for Main Street communities all across the state,” Tennessee Main Street director Kimberly Nyberg said. “I encourage you to visit your historic downtown district this holiday season and show your support for local businesses and entrepreneurs in your area.”
Tennessee’s Main Street program provides communities with technical assistance and guidance in developing long-term strategies that promote economic growth and development.
A sampling of the Main Street holiday events throughout the state can be found online at http://www.tn.gov/ecd/pdfs/2012HolidayEvents.pdf.