June 19, 2017
Lt. Governor Crouch joins OCRA in welcoming Culver Second Century Main Street into the Indiana Main Street Program
INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch joins the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) in announcing Culver Second Century Main Street as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street Program (IMS). The program encourages economic development, redevelopment, and improvement to downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.
“Congratulations to Culver Second Century Main Street in becoming the latest member of the Indiana Main Street Program,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “A lot of time and hard work has been contributed by local community members and business leaders, coming together to strengthen Culver’s commercial center, and we look forward to coming along side to foster its economic vitality and relevancy for years to come.”
Culver Second Century is comprised of local business leaders and community members that collaborate with other local organizations to revitalize downtown Culver. Culver Second Century seeks to stimulate downtown revitalization and preserve the historic core by encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community.
“Our Culver Main Street board is dedicated to fostering a mutually beneficial economic development effort to support our Main Street area, all Culver businesses, and attract many more businesses, customers, visitors, and residents to our beautiful and unique lakeside community,” said Dick Swennumson, President of Culver Second Century Main Street. “This action and outstanding recognition reflects a significant, concerted effort by the Culver Town Council, Town Manager Jonathan Leist, our Main Street board, and scores of dedicated Culver businesses and citizens along with the support and guidance from the State of Indiana’s economic development professionals.”
The Indiana Main Street Program, administered by OCRA, is founded on a four-point approach to downtown development: organization, design, promotion, and economic vitality. Culver Second Century Main Street, along with 124 other Indiana Main Street communities, work towards these four aspects of their downtowns in order to focus on restoration and revitalization efforts within their communities.