Building a MainStreet Community in Indian Country Tourism
September 14 @ 11:00 am CDT
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:00 am Central/12:00 pm Eastern
Join AIANTA as they introduce you to the nation’s first Native American MainStreet community: Zuni Pueblo MainStreet in New Mexico was established in 2012 to encourage the revitalization of the local economy while continuing to preserve their unique traditional and historic events. An example of this is Zuni Pueblo’s MainArtwalk event that promotes their local artist and their art, which is a vital economic driver for their community. This webinar is presented in partnership with Zuni Pueblo MainStreet, New Mexico MainStreet and Main Street America.
Zuni Pueblo MainStreet was developed in cooperation with Main Street America, a program of the National Main Street Center, which is committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.
Additionally, New Mexico MainStreet, a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, works throughout the state to help local organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving cultural and historic resources. The program’s core objective is downtown revitalization and redevelopment and the mission is to develop local capacity to engage people, rebuild places and revitalize economies resulting in economically thriving downtowns, greater business and employment opportunities and a higher quality of life.