Los Alamos Main Street Receives National Accreditation

Los Alamos Main Street News:

 Los Alamos Main Street has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program in 2018 for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

Each year, the National Main Street Center, and its Coordinating Program partners, announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

“We are thrilled to honor this year’s 829 nationally accredited Main Street America programs for their commitment to economic development,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “The power of Main Street shines across the country through these vibrant communities, who have all worked to generate impressive economic returns, preserve community character and celebrate local history.”

Los Alamos Main Street (LAMS) is dedicated to the promotion and revitalization of downtown Los Alamos and focuses on its connection to history and science through events and by supporting businesses that provide a special place to gather, relax and enjoy the community.

By collaborating with local businesses and community leaders, LAMS produces the Los Alamos ScienceFest, Fair and Rodeo Parade, Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet and the WinterFest Parade. It also oversees the Creative District and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

To earn the annual accreditation, Los Alamos Main Street must meet ten performance standards, and is evaluated by the New Mexico Main Street Program and the National Main Street Center.

The performance evaluation is based on criteria that focuses on the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and includes standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

“Congratulations to all the MainStreet communities in our state who have received 2018 National Accreditation.” said New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt

Geisel. “The work of these organizations improves their local communities and supports the economic growth.”

About Main Street America

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $74.73 billion in new public and private investment, generated 614,716 net new jobs and 138,303 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 276,790 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

About Los Alamos MainStreet  

Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit, economic and community development organization that has served the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC is the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.