Main Street Fort Dodge is on the move

This important local initiative has already received grant support

In 2017, Fort Dodge rejoined the Main Street Iowa program.

Main Street Iowa works with a select group of Iowa communities “capitalize on the unique identity, assets and character of their historic commercial districts.” The program provides an array of technical assistance that can include training workshops, architectural and design help and business development support.

A downtown rebirth is taking hold in Fort Dodge and shows promise of more success in the years ahead.

Our town’s historic commercial center has great potential. Being part of Main Street Iowa can help us turn the assorted possibilities into exciting realities.

This week it was announced that Main Street Fort Dodge has won a pair of grants.

A $7,000 award from the Texas-based Build a Better Block program will help pay for sprucing up a small section of Central Avenue. A $15,000 technical assistance grant from the statewide Main Street program will pay for a future survey of market needs.

The Messenger strongly supported our town’s application to rejoin Main Street Iowa.

We are delighted to see that, under the leadership of Executive Director Kris Patrick, Main Street Fort Dodge is moving aggressively to demonstrate that it can make an enormous positive contribution to the future of our city.

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