What really makes a great downtown? Is it the inviting restaurants and shopping? Is it a vibrant arts and cultural scene? Or is it the steady hum of economic development activity?
This past spring, Howell was named the winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award, a national competition that recognizes exceptional Main Street communities each year.
By winning the award, the quaint, rural community of Howell now serves as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization, and has become an example for other cities and towns across the state.
Michigan Main Street reached out to some of the residents and leaders of Howell to hear why they think Howell is a great Main Street community and what led to their success.
As you view the video above, you’ll get the chance to hear more about Howell’s journey and the winning combination that put this community on the map as one of America’s best downtowns.
MEDC facilitates the Michigan Main Street program, which assists communities interested in revitalizing and preserving their historic and commercial districts. For further information, visit: www.miplace.org/communities/mmsRead More