Clearfield Revitalization Corporation

CRC Receives National Main Street Recognition

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Clearfield Revitalization (CRC)

Receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation (CRC) has been accredited as a 2017 National Main Street Program for meeting the revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. “Receiving National Main Street Accreditation is a prestigious designation and the CRC wishes to congratulate the Clearfield community for this achievement and for its continued support of our program,” said Loretta Wagner, CRC Main Street Manager. “The Main Street program plays a strategic role in stimulating economic development and community involvement within Clearfield.”

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 1,000 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 $71.35 billion in new public and private investment, generated 583,869 net new jobs and 131,974 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 267,800 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“It is a great honor to recognize this year’s 828 nationally Accredited Main Street America programs for their outstanding work to transform downtown and neighborhood commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship, and support downtown housing is more important than ever. Across the county, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.”

Since its inception, the CRC has generated over $520,695 of public and private investment from the Facade Improvement Program, hosted 16 successful events to promote local business and Downtown Clearfield, and secured grant funding for new trees, streetscape items, and banners for downtown. The CRC has recorded over 30,000 adult volunteer hours from community members and over 900 hours from student volunteers. This year the CRC had a Youth Council to keep students engaged in the community. The CRC has received National Accreditation for six straight years and has also won a Pennsylvania State Townie Award for the CRC Facade Improvement Grant Program.

Wagner says of the community, “Your partnerships, sponsorship’s and volunteerism are making it happen! Thank you, Clearfield, for your passion to keep improving our town!”

 

 

 

 

 

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