Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on Friday December 7 that the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) has been designated the December 2018 Florida Main Street Community of the Month. “We are proud to have Downtown LaBelle as part of our Main Street family,” Secretary Ken Detzner said. “This beautiful town reminds us of Florida’s great history while also bringing us into the future with their revitalization efforts.”
Florida Main Street is a program administered by the Division of Historical Resources under the Florida Department of State, which currently oversees 48 communities throughout the state. By implementing the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach®, Florida Main Street encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation through the revitalization of Florida’s downtowns - the community’s heart and soul.
Communities are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program. In 2014, the LDRC received Main Street designation from the Florida Division of Historical Resources. They have created jobs, brought new businesses downtown and brought in public and private investment.
Mayor Dave Lyons said, “The success of our revitalized Downtown River District is due in major part to the energy and enthusiasm of a small group of volunteers. It’s a tremendous resource to be a Main Street community.”