Wayne Main Street to receive communications planning services

The Michigan Main Street Center @ MSHDA announced today downtown Wayne will receive communications planning service. Wayne Main Street was awarded this service after a competitive application process late last year. The communications planning, scheduled to be completed before 2016, will focus on audience, capacity, and current and potential resources to strengthen the awareness of downtown Wayne and the Wayne Main Street program.

The service is provided by the Michigan Main Street Center @ MSHDA (MMS) through their partnership with the National Main Street Center. Jay Schlinsog from Downtown Professionals Network will be working with MMS staff and the local community to provide custom community development strategies for Wayne Main Street.

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“This is one of the many great benefits of being a Main Street community,” said Lindsey Wooten, Executive Director of Wayne Main Street. “This communication planning process is going to be instrumental in helping us set our long-term goals and will provide us with the key steps we need to achieve them.”

The service is part of a menu of services provided to downtown Wayne since becoming a Main Street community in 2014. Other services provided by Michigan Main Street include the baseline assessment in 2014.

For more information on Wayne Main Street’s communication planning service or Wayne Main Street and how to get involved with future projects, please contact the Main Street office at (734) 629-6822 or visit http://www.downtownwayne.org.

The Michigan Main Street Program @ MSHDA provides support and improves Michigan’s downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by promoting and implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach® in urban and rural communities across the state. The program builds partnerships and collaboration amongst stakeholders and encourages historic preservation. It promotes environmentally-sustainable redevelopment and integrates communities’ cultural assets while fostering entrepreneurial development and downtown living.

For more information about the Michigan Main Street Center visit http://www.michiganmainstreetcenter.com or contact Laura Krizov, Manager of the Michigan Main Street Center at 517-241-4237.

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