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Posted on: August 24, 2018

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Taos MainStreet Accelerator

In July 2018, New Mexico MainStreet announced that Taos had been selected into the NMMS Accelerator Program, a 12-18 month capacity-building revitalization program. The MainStreet program promotes a community-driven process that brings stakeholders from all sectors together, inviting them to be proactive participants in the revitalization process. 

“Participation in the MainStreet Accelerator Process sets a strong foundation for communities to pursue asset-based economic development work and become designated MainStreet Communities," said Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel. "Taos will benefit from professional assistance and join a network of revitalization partners and MainStreet communities in New Mexico."

The Taos Accelerator initiative seeks to capitalize on the momentum established by the Strong at Heart efforts, a year-long public engagement process that established a unifying vision of the Taos Downtown Strategy. Key elements of the strategy includes improved walkability, a downtown bike network, infill housing, mixed-use and destination development while enhancing entrepreneurship/local business opportunities. The Strong at Heart efforts aim to crystallize Taoseños, downtown businesses and civic leaders in creating a vibrant downtown that respects and honors the culture of the community.

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