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PNM donates $122,000 in grants to MainStreet groups

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pnmPNM will provide $122,000 in grants to eight New Mexico MainStreet organizations to help local communities revitalize their traditional city and town centers.

Gov. Susana Martinez, state Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, and PNM President and CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn announced the grant Wednesday.

“New Mexico MainStreet’s accomplishments are remarkable, and PNM’s commitment to this program is an outstanding example of how public -private partnerships can work to create the jobs and opportunities our families and communities need to succeed,” the governor said in a statement.

The grants will be provided to the following communities below for specific projects:

  • Albuquerque: Illuminating the Central Avenue/Route 66 streetlights with LED neon and establishing a database of economic and commercial development for the Nob Hill Commercial District
  • Belen: Replacing the worn roof of the historic Old City Hall and Police Station
  • Clayton: Rehabilitation of the historic Luna Theater
  • Corrales: Developing a comprehensive marketing program with complementing materials
  • Deming: Revitalizing and renovating a park on the historic walking tour
  • Las Vegas: Renovating the Bridge Street Breezeway
  • Silver City: Repairing and renovating the historic Silco Theater’s marquee

“MainStreet projects inject new economic vitality and pride into local communities across the state, and are proven job creators,” Vincent-Collawn said.

For more information, visit New Mexico MainStreet.

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