New Rockford receives Main Street Award

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Gov. Doug Burgum has announced the recipients of the 2020 Main Street Awards honoring communities and individuals who demonstrated excellence in elevating the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative through local projects or other efforts

Among the recipients was New Rockford, which received the Art, Culture and Vibrancy Award for the New Rockford Summer Street Market.

This award recognizes communities or groups that have contributed to their vibrancy by activating shared public space, promoting and celebrating the arts and culture and/or hosting community events that engage residents and visitors. Local art and culture, events and shared spaces make communities unique and are essential parts of attracting and retaining a talented workforce.

Also receiving awards were:

  • Williston: Art, Culture and Vibrancy Award, for Vinyl Wrapped Traffic Boxes
  • Maddock Opera House, Legendary Heritage Award, for creating a gathering space through the total renovation of the dilapidated downtown opera house
  • Makewell Skills Camp and Workshop Marathon, 21 st Century Workforce Award: Workforce Development, for hosting workshops that provided essential topics for local freelancers, small business owners and entrepreneurs

  • Rugby Job Development Authority, Rugby Student Loan Repayment Program, Workforce Attraction and Retention, for attracting more young people and families to live in Rugby by offering student loan incentives

  • Cavalier Stimulus Program, Innovations in Community Resilience Award, designed to offset the negative financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local businesses and consumers

  • Milnor Grocery Store, Smart Efficient Infrastructure Award, for providing essential services to the community and supporting other local businesses

  • Forman Grocery Store, Main Street Excellence Awards: Rural, for providing high-quality food for residents

  • Devils Lake, Urban, for the Devils Lake Revitalization Project

The Main Street ND Awards are a collaborative effort of the Office of the Governor and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. A selection committee made up of collaborating agencies and partners evaluate entries to determine final awards.

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