Tennessee Main Streets Host Fall Activities

Thursday, September 5, 2013

One of Tennessee’s most beautiful seasons is right around the corner and Tennessee Main Street communities are celebrating fall all across the state. Tennessee Main Street Programs are hosting multiple fall events, including fall festivals and concerts to support historic downtown business districts.

“Historic downtown districts are the heart and soul of so many Tennessee communities,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Supporting our downtowns leads to increased investment and more visitors, which in turn, drives economic development and job creation.”

“Autumn is the perfect time of year to ‘fall’ in love with Main Street,” Tennessee Main Street Director Todd Morgan said. “The natural, colorful beauty of Tennessee compliments our historic downtowns and their festivals very well.”

A complete listing of Main Street fall events can be found at: http://www.tn.gov/ecd/pdf/NewsReleases/FallEvents2013.pdf

Tennessee Main Street provides technical assistance and guidance for communities in developing common sense solutions to make downtowns safe, appealing, vibrant places where folks want to shop, live and make memories.

In 2012, certified Main Street communities generated more than $82 million of public/private investment and created 604 new jobs.

There are currently 25 certified Main Street communities across Tennessee: Bristol, Cleveland, Collierville, Columbia, Cookeville, Dandridge, Dayton, Dyersburg, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Greeneville, Jackson, Jonesborough, Leiper’s Fork, Kingsport, Lawrenceburg, McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Morristown, Ripley, Rogersville, Tiptonville, Savannah, and Union City.

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