Kentucky Main Street Program reminding shoppers to Shop Small as holiday gift-buying season begins

Small Business Saturday has quickly become synonymous with the first Saturday after Thanksgiving as a means to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize local businesses. This national Shop Small marketing campaign also coincides with holiday events and activities already planned in many Kentucky Main Street (KYMS) communities. “Small Business Saturday reminds us that during one of the busiest spending...

Kentucky Main Street Program announces statewide investments topped $76 million in 2015

The Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) said that in 2015, 44 communities reported $76.1 million of cumulative investment in their commercial downtown districts, representing $42.7 million of private investment matched by $33.4 million in public improvements. Since the program’s inception in 1979, $3.9 billion of public-private investment has been documented in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Concurrently,...