By Jennifer Power, Laramie Main Street

March 11, 2020


Downtown Laramie

Laramie Main Street Alliance is celebrating its 15th anniversary as an accredited Main Street program.

Laramie was seen by many as a test community for the Main Street approach in Wyoming and has proved this grassroots method, along with enthusiasm from the community, staff, and volunteers can lead to significant revitalization.

Laramie Main Street is a member of Wyoming Main Street, a program of the Wyoming Business Council.

In 15 years, Laramie Main Street has grown from a staff of 1 to 2 full time and 2 part time staff and helped 138 net new businesses open downtown, witnessed the creation of 607 net new jobs, documented 365 renovation projects, utilized over 56,397 volunteer hours, and conducted 50 public improvement projects for a total of more than $25 million invested downtown.

To kick off the year-long 15th anniversary celebration, Laramie Main Street will be hosting open houses at their 115 Ivinson Ave. office, on Tuesday, March 24th. Each session will focus on a different topic and preview how you can get involved in upcoming initiatives. Laramie residents are encouraged to stop by to learn more, talk with the staff, and network with downtown volunteers and business owners.

Learn more about Wyoming Main Street.

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