Aiken Named Main Street Communityby Representative Joe Wilson
Posted on 2015-12-15
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, last week, Aiken was named
a Main Street Community--one of only two communities to receive this
honor from Main Street South Carolina. The Main Street Community
designation provides Aiken with a comprehensive training and assistance
to revitalize their downtown through a three year boot-camp program.
Aiken joins Orangeburg as the second community in South Carolina's
Second Congressional District to receive the Main Street Community
After a competitive application process, the city of Aiken was recognized for their work in promoting historic and economic development downtown. In the next few years, they will work with Main Street South Carolina to identify the goals of its community and to provide residents, business owners, and local leaders with key resources to enhance the local economic development.
I am grateful to Mayor Rick Osbon, former Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, City Manager John Klimm, and the entire Aiken City Council for receiving this great honor. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this will bring to Aiken.
In conclusion, God Bless Our Troops and may the President by his actions never forget September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism.