Downtown Great Falls is a semi-finalist “America’s Main Streets” contest

Posted at 10:00 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:01:09-04

GREAT FALLS – Downtown Great Falls is still standing in America’s Main Streets contest, making it to the semifinals.

The goal of the contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “Main Streets” across the country, and the small businesses that help them thrive.

The Great Falls page on the contest website provides this overview:

Downtown Great Falls, like any downtown, is the heart of our city. What sets us apart is that any venture to Great Falls provides a true, authentic Montana experience. We proudly serve as the Western Art capital of the world for one week every year in March! We offer arts, culture, and history in a vibrant, modern community surrounded by expansive, unspoiled, and diverse landscapes. Just as the Great Falls area was the basecamp for the Lewis & Clark expedition over 200 years ago, we serve as the basecamp today for a wide range of outdoor adventures. We are the third largest city in Montana, named after one of the five waterfalls on the Missouri River that runs right through our beautiful city. We are also a Certified Montana Main Street Community, one of only three in the state. Just like the Mighty Mo, Downtown Great Falls truly provides the continuous flow of the lifeblood in our community.

The winner of the contest will receive $25,000 in cash as well as related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street.

You can vote once per day up until May 27th.

The winner of the contest will be announced on June 4th.

You can cast your vote for Downtown Great Falls by clicking here.

Reporting by Kasey Herman, Meteorologist