“Salisbury is a leader in bringing partnerships together that celebrate, preserve and repurpose our historic buildings,” said Paula Boland, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. executive director. “These projects are clearly beautiful and effective examples of the private/public partnerships that provide our great reputation and success. Our preservation and revitalization initiatives positively impact our culture, economy and sense of community.”
According to the N.C. Department of Commerce, “the North Carolina Main Street program helps small towns preserve their historic fabric and, using local resources, build on their unique characteristics to create vibrant central business districts. A panel of independent judges selected this year’s winners from dozens of applications submitted by Main Street participants throughout the state.”
The N.C. Main Street Awards were presented by Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary Dr. Patricia Mitchell, CeCD.
“This year’s winners represent some of North Carolina’s best ambassadors promoting business friendly downtowns, historic preservation, and artistic streetscapes,” said Secretary Skvarla. “We want to shine a spotlight on their hard work of revitalizing downtowns all across our state and providing job opportunities in our local communities.”