INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced the Town of Bremen as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program, which encourages economic development, redevelopment, historic preservation and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.
“The Main Street designation for the Town of Bremen is a big step towards enhancing the economic vitality of their community.” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. “I commend Bremen for undertaking such an important initiative and leveraging OCRA as a partner to help assure their community is one that embraces the historic fabric of the downtown and the economic potential it possesses.”
Bremen Community Cares, Inc, the Bremen Main Street organization, is dedicated to improving their town through instilling a strong sense of community pride, coordinating downtown events, supporting the downtown businesses and encouraging the revitalization and restoration of downtown Bremen.
“We are elated to welcome Bremen to the Indiana Main Street program,” said OCRA Executive Director Bill Konyha. “The work they will continue as part of our program illuminates the community’s enthusiasm to assure that strong economic growth and a sense of place remain a focus for years to come.”
The Main Street program, administered by OCRA, is founded on a Four Point Approach to downtown development: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality. Bremen, along with the more than 120 other Indiana Main Street communities, work on these four main aspects of the downtown in order to focus on restoration and revitalization efforts within their communities.
“Bremen Community Cares is so excited to become an official Indiana Main Street organization,” said Jeff Clark, BCC President. “This is a big step towards our goal of honoring Bremen’s past, celebrating our present and looking forward to our future!”