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The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will celebrate the achievements of Mississippi Main Street communities and member towns at its Annual Awards Meeting and luncheon on Thursday, June 15 at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the annual meeting and awards ceremony.

During the luncheon, a presentation of awards will be made in the categories of design, economic vitality, organization and promotion, as well as special individual awards.

"This is the Mississippi Main Street Association’s most important event of the year," said Suzanne Smith, MMSA President. "It gives us an opportunity to meet with and celebrate the local directors and investors throughout the state that are doing the hard work of making our downtown districts more competitive, successful and sustainable."

"We are so excited to be able to honor our economic development and preservation heroes in Mississippi's downtowns," Smith said.

The awards presentation will be made by MMSA staff and board members. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and other volunteer leaders and recognizes the most outstanding nominees in downtown development from Main Street communities in Mississippi.

Before the Annual Awards Meeting, a preservation training will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. at the William Winter Archives and History Building. The training is geared to Main Street directors and members but it also open to anyone interested in downtown revitalization.

Since 1993, Mississippi Main Street Association has generated more than $5 billion in private and public investment (including more than $1.2 billion in public investment).

In 2016, Mississippi Main Street programs generated 234 net new businesses, 68 business expansions to existing businesses, 1,811 net new jobs, 104 facade rehabilitations and 366 downtown residential units.
MMSA currently has 50 active Main Street cities throughout the state, seven Downtown Network members, and numerous Associate, Allied professional members, and Friends of Main Street.


As a Main Street America Coordinating Program, MMSA is part of a powerful, grassroots network consisting of 45 Coordinating Programs and over 1600 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. MMSA partners with the Mississippi Development Authority and many private investors in the state.

MMSA provides training and technical assistance based on the Main Street Four-Point Approach® - Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality - to 57 Main Street communities and network members in the state. Since 1993, MMSA has provided more than $5 billion in public and private re-investment back into Main Street communities. For more information, visit

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P.O. Box 55747 | Jackson, MS 39296
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P.O. Box 445 | Columbus, MS 39703 | 662- 364-0435
426 Northpointe Lake Dr. | Oxford, MS 38655 | 601-941-5409
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