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Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association receives national accreditation 

–The Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

The Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association was evaluated by California Main Street Alliance, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings. Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association has been instrumental in bringing benches, bike racks, planter barrels as well as walking tours and numerous events to the downtown which brings locals and tourists to our downtown.

“Paso Robles Main Street will continue to endeavor to make Downtown Paso Robles the place where people come together for shopping, wine and beer tasting, restaurant experiences, and entertainment,” said Norma Moye, Executive Director of the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association.

“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 860 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”

In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new jobs were created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.

About Main Street America

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural, and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $79.12 billion in new public and private investment, generated 640,017 net new jobs and 143,613 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 284,936 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

As a California Downtown Association™ member, Paso Robles Downtown Main Street Association is a participating member among the statewide strong network of professionals whose work is shaping the future of our downtowns and community business districts. The California Downtown Association™ membership program is committed to the long term preservation and prosperity of business districts everywhere. The membership provides beneficial resources to shape and support the future of our local Paso Robles Downtown District.

Paso Robles Main Street Association is a non-profit corporation, (#77-0196830), established to actively restore, promote and enhance the economic vitality and unique historical value of downtown Paso Robles, while maintaining a friendly, community atmosphere for all.



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