Governor Wes Moore announced that Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County is the newest community to receive a Main Street Maryland designation. The designation will help strengthen the economic development potential in the town’s historic downtown districts and neighborhoods. “Creating an innovative economy that is prepared to tackle the challenges of tomorrow means we need to ensure that all of our communities have the tools they need to be successful,” said Gov. Moore. “We are excited to partner with Leonardtown to showcase its historic downtown, great local businesses, and its thriving arts scene. Communities like Leonardtown ensure Maryland’s economy and culture continues to grow and thrive.” Created in 1998 and managed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Main Street Maryland program builds partnerships with local governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Leonardtown is the first designated Main Street in St. Mary’s County. Leonardtown is home to southern Maryland’s only designated Arts & Entertainment district and touts itself as “A Small Southern Maryland Town that’s Big on Charm.” “As the former mayor of a designated Main Street Maryland community, I have seen firsthand the positive economic impact the program has and the partnerships and opportunities it created to spur […]
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