Posts About Main Street

By Mark Thomas, President/CEO of Taylor Economic Development Corporation

This article was originally featured in the September 2018 issue of Main Street Matters.

In late 2015, two budding entrepreneurs approached the City of Taylor and the Taylor Economic Development Corporation with an idea about a project that would lead to a very big turnaround in downtown Taylor....

Community Development | Main Street, heritage travel

Royce City Downtown

Written by Kelly Rogers, Royse City Main Street Board Member

In the 1880s, Garrett Burgess Griffin “Byrd” Royse envisioned a small city east of Rockwall that would tap into a vital section of a projected railroad route. People slowly began settling in the area in 1885 when it became known that the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad would be constructed through this part of the...

Community Development | Main Street, heritage travel

By Shelly Hargrove, Georgetown Main Street Manager

Georgetown has many reasons to celebrate this season, not the least of which is 30 years of successful downtown revitalization efforts that have transformed this once-neglected downtown into a thriving, vibrant economic, social, and cultural center. Branding, marketing, and holiday programs that promise to “light up” downtown...

Community Development | Main Street, heritage travel