GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina is touting its success in revitalizing some small communities, calling attention to millions of dollars of investments.
It’s all part of the state’s two Main Street programs.
Looking at the small town one, from 2014 to 2015, over $11 million went into downtowns. Over 300 new jobs opened up, along with 63 new businesses.
Ayden, Williamston, Kinston, Washington, and New Bern have been recognized as N.C. Main Street communities over the past 35 years.
Robersonville, Richlands, Plymouth, La Grange and Belhaven have been part of the Small Town Main Street program over the past 12 years.