2012-2013 WI State Main Street Awards

Top Main Street Revitalization Programs and Volunteers Honored
WAUSAU, October 25, 2013 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2012-2013 at the 23rd Annual Wisconsin Main Street Awards at the Jefferson Street Inn in downtown Wausau.

Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of WEDC, was on hand to recognize the efforts by Main Street volunteers and staff for the historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts of communities in Wisconsin.

The Platteville community brought home the following awards:
Best Public-Private Partnership in Downtown Revitalization
Winner: Second Street Renovation, City of Platteville & Platteville Main Street Program

Best Sustainability Effort
Winner: Sustainability Committee, Platteville Main Street Program

Best Interior Renovation Project
Honorable Mention: Gina’s Restaurant & Bar, Platteville

Recognized as 2012-13 Main Street Volunteers of the Year
Heidi Dyas-McBeth, Platteville

Recognized as 2012-13 Main Street Honorary Board of Directors
Les Hollingsworth, Platteville

Wisconsin Main Street is a community development program through WEDC, targeting Wisconsin's historic commercial districts. WEDC provides technical support and training to Wisconsin communities to revitalize their traditional business districts based on historic preservation developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wisconsin's has 35 Main Street Communities. Since the program started in 1987, the communities participating in Wisconsin’s Main Street program helped 4,500 businesses get started, creating 17,000 jobs. The Main Street development efforts leveraged $900 million in private investment.