We all know West Chester has an adorable and vibrant downtown that has managed to keep the historic charm and at the same time add new development. Now it is getting a bit more recognition for its revitalization efforts.
The Chester County borough was nominated this week as a semi-finalist for the 2017 Great American Main Street Award.
The nominating organization, Main Street America, supports revitalization of downtowns and commercial districts across the country by promoting preservation-based economic development.
Rounding out the group of 10 finalists are Berlin, Md.; Cedear Rapids, Iowa; Chillicothe, Mo.; Columbus, Ga.; Covington, Ky., Goldsboro, N.C.; Los Alamos, N.M., New Orleans, La.; and Wausau, Wis.
The group says the semi-finalists have collectively generated almost $1 billion dollars in public and private reinvestment, and created 5,679 new jobs, opened 1,085 new businesses, rehabbed 1,359 buildings and clocked over 133,000 volunteer hours.
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The finalist will be announced at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference held in Pittsburgh on May 1-3.