Governor Snyder Announces Michigan Main Street Community Designation for Three Rivers, Grayling, and Wayne
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder today announced that three communities have been selected by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to take part in the Selected Level Michigan Main Street program. Those communities are the City of Three Rivers, the City of Grayling, and the City of Wayne.
As part of the Selected Level of Michigan Main Street, these three communities will receive five years of intensive technical assistance, with a focus on revitalization strategies designed to attract new residents, business investment, economic growth and job creation to their central business districts.
“The Michigan Main Street program will help these three communities create opportunities for redevelopment, placemaking and economic growth just as it has in downtowns throughout Michigan for the past 10 years,” Snyder said. “Vibrant communities and downtowns are critical as we look to attract new investment, help local businesses grow and retain and attract the talent that is needed to reinvent Michigan.”
The Michigan Main Street program ties in with 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 city centers and downtowns, making the state economically stronger.”