Conroe Designated a Texas Main Street Community

By: City of Conroe
| Published 11/03/2021

Shannon Overby with Visit Conroe, THC Commissioner McKnight, Downtown Manager Frank Robinson, and Rodney Pool with the Corner Pub.
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CONROE, TX -- It's official, the City of Conroe is a Texas Main Street Community! The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has designated Conroe as an incoming 2022 official Texas Main Street Program.

The announcement was made at the Opening Session of the Texas Downtown Association Annual Conference in Denton, Texas on Wednesday, November 3rd.

Conroe is proud to be one of 89 cities statewide with the prestigious designation from the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program for historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts.

Every year, the THC may select up to five communities for official Texas Main Street designation. Local Main Street programs receive a wide range of services and technical expertise from the THC, including design and historic preservation, planning, economic development, organizational management, and training.

The Texas Main Street Program stimulates private sector downtown reinvestment in historic downtowns. It helps retain, expand, and recruit small businesses, while also creating new jobs in Texas.

“I am excited about the impact that this designation will bring to downtown Conroe and what the services and benefits offered by the program will provide our property owners, businesses, entrepreneurs and to the City as a whole” said Paul Virgadamo, City Administrator.

Main Street is a powerful tool for reviving local economies and bringing communities together to forge their future. In addition to being the most visible indicator of community pride and economic health, the historic downtown is also the foundation of the unique heritage of a community.

“This is extremely exciting news, this designation is going to help open up new doors of economic opportunities for our downtown to attract businesses, plan new activities and promote tourism” said Mayor Jody Czajkoski.
The Texas Main Street Program for the City of Conroe will be managed by Frank Robinson, Downtown Manager.