Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher Awards Funding For the City of Mayfield

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 03, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

            Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced a $64,982 Renaissance on Main grant for the city of Mayfield.  Funding will be used for a façade project.

            “The main streets of Kentucky are not located by the interstates, rather in the heart of downtown districts,” said Governor Fletcher.  “These areas hold the key to our past and the Renaissance on Main program helps to ensure that communities like downtown Mayfield can continue to be viable economic engines.”

            Renaissance on Main funds will be used for the Mayfield façade program.  Three buildings will be affected.  Officials expect the creation of 20 new jobs from the new retail and office space.

            “This funding will provide Mayfield with the chance to expand economic development efforts in their downtown,” stated Senator Ken Winters (R-Murray).  “The creation of jobs in this area is crucial for the city.”

                Representative Fred Nesler (D-Mayfield) said, "Mayfield officials should be commended on their work in creating opportunities for their citizens.  I am pleased that Mayfield received this funding.”

                Renaissance on Main, formerly Renaissance Kentucky, is a downtown revitalization effort that provides communities funding in order to restore and maintain their downtown areas.  The program is focused on economic development and job creation.  There are two classifications of cities:  Certified and Candidate.  Mayfield is a Certified Renaissance on Main city.

            The Renaissance on Main program partners with the Kentucky Heritage Council/Main Street Program, the Kentucky Department of Tourism, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Kentucky League of Cities, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and the Governor’s Office for Local Development, the agency responsible for administering the program.