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Main Street Pascagoula Awards $10,000 in Façade Grants

Main Street Pascagoula Awards $10,000 in Façade Grants


Main Street Pascagoula has awarded façade grants to six local businesses throughout the Pascagoula Main Street Business District.


Façade grants offer a financial incentive to encourage local property owners and businesses to improve the exterior appearance of their buildings and storefronts. Even simple changes such as new paint or landscaping can help signal positive change and often stimulates similar improvements in neighboring buildings.


“I’m excited that we can play a small part in helping these small, local businesses improve,” said Michele Coats, President of Main Street. “These businesses owners have put their trust in our community so this is a great way to invest in their businesses to help them succeed. It’s a win-win for all of Pascagoula.”


The six Façade Grant Award Recipients include:

Edd’s Drive-In - Walker Foster, Sr.

3834 Market Street

Re-stucco the building, paint the exterior and add additional landscaping


Nura Juice Bar - Marcel and Kenyetta Kinard

303 Delmas Ave Cottage E

Add screen door, replace the blinds and landscaping


Whimsey Books & Toys - Tracy Wilson and Cathy Johnson

3255 Pascagoula Street

Commission Haley Herring to create a mural on the north side of the building (facing railroad tracks) and resurface the existing Scranton’s sign.


Downtown Jazz Club - Susan Williams

3225 Canty Street

Replace the existing awning, pressure wash the building and landscaping


Southern Bells Like Big Bows - Shannon and Micah van Duijvendijk

711 Krebs Ave.

Complete the upper level, add historic lighting and landscaping


The Jury Room - Parker Pugh and Ramsay Taylor (pictured with Michele Coats of Pascagoula Main Street)

702 Delmas Ave.

Add an awning, install double entry doors and add additional signage


Main Street Pascagoula is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, preservation and economic growth of Historic Downtown Pascagoula. Our funding is made possible by partnerships with the City of Pascagoula, the Mississippi Main Street Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and most importantly, generous contributions from public companies and private citizens of the city and surrounding communities. Main Street Pascagoula is a certified Main Street Community in the State of Mississippi and has received 29 beautification and improvement awards in the past 15 years.

Main Street Greenwood receives grant for downtown festival

MAC Grant pays for judges and music in Greenwood

    $4100 MAC Grant Received!  

Greenwood Main Street is thrilled to announce that Main Street Greenwood received a $4,100 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant will be allocated to increase the musical entertainment for Que on the Yazoo 2018 and pay for our judges. We will be hiring more Mississippi musicians to be featured in the event.


Main Street Greenwood, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of downtown Greenwood, MS. We promote and support our members who support us. If you would like to be a part of our organization or learn more about us please contact us!

(662) 453-7625 or (662) 453-0365

Wayfinding signs show the way in downtown Biloxi

Show me the way in downtown Biloxi!


New Wayfinding signs give visitors electronic walking maps to area attractions


Biloxi Main Street Association is installing more than 70 temporary wayfinding signs across its downtown district to answer to the often-asked questions from visitors “how can I find out what is going on around here.”


“We are installing a unique GIS-based  wayfinding signage system throughout our downtown district to not only point the way to dozens of  attractions, restaurants and nightclubs but to provide detailed walking maps by the scanning of a QR code on visitors’ cell phones,” said Kay Miller, executive director, Biloxi Main Street.


While waiting to have permanent and historically-appropriate signs installed in the district, the Main Street’s Economic Vitality committee came up with the idea of using the Walk your City temporary sign system to ensure sure new visitors to the area know how to locate the many attractions in Biloxi’s downtown area.


Each sign features a directional arrow and a QR code linked to Google Maps to give direction to the attractions listed on each sign.


“We received a grant from the Knight Cities Foundation administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to allow this signage system to happen,” says Miller.  “Now the thousands of visitors to our downtown Biloxi will have an immediate mechanism to get directions to our attractions and get detailed Google maps on their mobile devices as well.”


All the wayfinding signs are catalogued on a mobile app which gives the Main Street group immediate metrics to see which signs are receiving the most and least scans to make decisions on subsequent sign placement.


The Biloxi Main Street Association is a nonprofit leadership group run by dozens of interested citizens aimed at stimulating downtown economic development and preserving the unique historical significance of the area.


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kay Miller at 228.435.6339 or email at

Greenwood-based Misissippi Gift Company Featured in Google’s 2016 Economic Impact Report

The Misissippi Gift Company Featured in Google’s 2016 Economic Impact Report

Greenwood, MS-based company showcases use of Internet to grow business


Cindy Tyler

1-800-467-7763 |

The Mississippi Gift Company is pleased to be featured in an annual Economic Impact Report released this week by Google. The Mississippi Gift Company was selected by Google to represent Mississippi as an example of a business utilizing the Internet to grow their business.

From their hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi, Cindy Tyler, owner of The Mississippi Gift Company and her designers, travel the towns and back roads of Mississippi to hand curate the best Mississippi made food, gifts and home decor for Mississippians and displaced Mississippians to share with their clients, friends and family.

"We founded The Mississippi Gift Company over 23 years ago and with the help of Google, have become a successful eCommerce site, mail order cataloger, retail location and tourist destination dedicated to celebrating Mississippi," said Tyler.  "Our unique and handcrafted Mississippi specialties ship direct to our customers' door from our fulfillment/retail center located in downtown Greenwood, Mississippi in the heart of the Mississippi Delta."

“The web is working for American businesses, and we’re continuously impressed by the extraordinary feats people can accomplish when they have access to information and the tools to put it to use,” says Mary Ellen Coe, President, Google Marketing Solutions. “Whether we’re connecting businesses with customers around the world, enabling publishers to earn money from their online content, or helping non-profits rally people in support of their mission, our search and advertising tools create opportunities for businesses, large and small, to grow and thrive.”

Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $222 billion of economic activity for 1.5 million businesses, website publishers, and non-profits across the U.S. in 2016.

For more information about Google’s Economic Impact Report for Mississippi, please visit For more information about The Mississippi Gift Company please visit

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