Woodville to Receive Mississippi Main Street “Refresh” Visit, Oct. 28-30


Woodville to Receive Mississippi Main Street "Refresh" Visit, Oct. 28-30
WOODVILLE, Miss. – The Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street Association will participate in a Community Visioning Workshop conducted by the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) on Oct. 28-30 in downtown Woodville.  The staff and board of Woodville Main Street applied for this program earlier this year with MMSA. The two-day workshop will help continue the advancement of the downtown area. 

The workshop provides services to assist Woodville Main Street to define community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen its revitalization efforts. 
"Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street looks forward to this Visioning Workshop with Mississippi Main Street," said Polly Rosenblatt, Director of Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street. "Our hopes are to incorporate the ideas and input from local residents into a plan of work that will be realistic in our community's capacity to carry out this work, and that the MMSA staff will offer advice, observations, and education."   
"Woodville/Wilkinson County Main Street has done so much for its community, and we are confident that the public and private sectors will be actively engaged in this process to take downtown Woodville to the next level through the recommendations we present based on community input and market opportunities," said Jeannie Waller Zieren, MMSA Director of Training and Marketing.

The visit will involve community input by a pre-visit survey, meetings with focus groups, a public meeting on Monday evening (Oct. 29), research on market conditions, specific gaps, and key opportunities that can strengthen the downtown district.
Woodville has been a certified Mississippi Main Street Community since 2004.

For a workshop agenda and meeting locations, contact Polly Rosenblatt at parosen@hotmail.com or 601.888.3998. For more information on the Main Street program, visit Woodville Main Street on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/woodvillemainstreet/, Mississippi Main Street Association at http://www.msmainstreet.com/or the National Main Street Center at https://www.mainstreet.org/home.

Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) has been improving the quality of life in Mississippi for more than 30 years by developing Mississippi's downtowns. Main Street is an economic development program based in historic preservation. The mission of the Mississippi Main Street Association is to provide visionary leadership, guidance and counsel to Mississippi Main Street communities through organization, promotion, design and economic development to make our cities and towns better places to work, live and play. Since 1993, MMSA has generated more than $5.3 billion in private and public investment (including nearly $1.3 billion in public investment), 37,547 net new jobs, 5,741 net new businesses, rehabilitated 3,321 buildings and added 2,883 downtown residential units. MMSA is a program of the National Main Street Center, with many public and private partners.