Citizens Union Bank was honored to be selected by the Kentucky Heritage Council as a Business of the Year. Awards were presented based on the four-point approach model created by the National Trust Main Street Center, principles communities can use to revitalize their business district by leveraging local assets – from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride.
The Main Street program works to build local businesses, support public-private partnerships and enhance economic development while preserving unique local architecture and existing community infrastructure. The program can document more than $3.5 billion reinvested in Kentucky since 1979. In 2010 alone, participating communities reported more than $465 million invested in downtowns, representing 720 net jobs in Main Street districts, 367 new businesses created, and 391 downtown buildings rehabilitated.