The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is an accredited Main Street America community.
Over the past 35 years, the National Main Street Center has led the development of a national network of over 2,000 historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts working on economic revitalization in their communities.
This is YOUR Downtown, be part of it.
Shopping, dining and doing business downtown promotes a healthy local economy. For every $100 spent in independent, locally owned businesses, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If spent in a national chain store, only $43 remains in our community; if spent online, $0 remains in our community.
Promotes a healthy local economy -- For every $100 spent in independent locally owned, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If spent in a national chain store, only $43 remains in our community, and, if spent on-line, zero.
Cities where small, locally owned businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks, more engaged citizens, and better success solving problems, according to several recently published studies.
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
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