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Posted on: July 18, 2011

Anthony, Medicine Lodge selected as Inside Track communities

The Kansas Main Street program of the Department of Commerce announced today that Anthony and Medicine Lodge have been selected for the Inside Track program for Fiscal Year 2012.

To be eligible for the program, the communities need to have a population between 1,000 and 50,000; have a traditional downtown district; have the ability to raise a minimum budget to cover program expenses; have a signed endorsement by the local government; and have a genuine interest in applying to become a designated Main Street program.

“Anthony and Medicine Lodge participated in a competitive application process and demonstrated the ability to develop a committed volunteer base to carry out the work of the program and a need for assistance with downtown redevelopment issues,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “I’m pleased they were chosen to be a part of this program.”

The Inside Track program is part of a tiered system available to communities that desire to become designated Main Street programs. This tier of services help communities build an organizational and funding base for a comprehensive downtown commercial district revitalization program, as well as prepare them for the Main Street designation application process. Participation as an Inside Track community does not guarantee selection as a designated Main Street community, but it can help communities strengthen their revitalization efforts.

The Kansas Main Street program uses the successful Main Street methodology developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as its foundation for assistance. The methodology emphasizes four critical areas of revitalization, including organization (maximizing involvement of public and private leaders), promotion (attracting visitors, shoppers and investors), design (enhancing a district’s appearance and preserving historic features) and economic restructuring (stimulating business development and strengthening a district’s economic base).

The program provides a range of services and assistance to meet a variety of community readiness levels. A core feature of the services to Inside Track participants is access to training by state and national downtown development experts. Inside Track participants will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in the field and to network with peers from around the state.

To learn more about the Kansas Main Street program and its tiers of services, contact Jeanne Stinson, state coordinator at jstinson@kansascommerce.com or Mary Helmer, assistant state coordinator, at mhelmer@kansascommerce.com, or visit KansasCommerce.com/MainStreet.

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