The efforts of the Philipsburg Main Street Program is one of 650 other Main Street revitalization programs nationally recognized as an Accredited National Main Street Program. Recently, the Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation, which operates the Main Street Program in Philipsburg, expanded its program's boundaries.
"We felt like we have accomplished a lot in ten years within the current district boundaries the expansion gives us the opportunity to take on new challenges as well as create a more cohesive commercial core," said Walter Swoope, President of the PRC Board of Directors and Main Street Design Committee Co-Chair. "The new boundaries include properties in a neighborhood that was traditionally more residential but have now moved to commercial, the boundaries now meet the proposed Elm Street District boundaries so it makes sense."
"Rebuilding a district's economic health and maintaining that success requires broad-based community involvement, active support from both the public and private sectors," said Emily Gette-Doyle, Program Manager. "We think pulling more business and property owners into the program is important to our long term success; I encourage anyone within these boundaries to get in touch with us and watch their mail box for information."
Established in 1980, the National Trust Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their traditional historic commercial districts. The Main Street Center leads the preservation-based community revitalization movement and has proven that historic preservation and community-driven economic development effects lasting change. Currently active in more than 1,150 downtowns and neighborhood business districts, Main Street programs have generated more than $41.6 billion in new investment since 1980. Participating communities have created 349,148 net new jobs, 77,799 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 186,820 buildings, leveraging an average of $25.76 in new investment for every dollar spent on Main Street initiatives.
The Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation is a non-profit charitable organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The PRC and the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership jointly operate the Philipsburg Main Street Program which is funded through community support of businesses and individuals. For more information contact the Main Street Manager at 814-342-2260 or visit www.philipsburgpa.org.