Why I like Main Street
For those who have been to my retreats and training sessions, you know that I emphasize that one of the biggest reasons that strategic plans and goals are not accomplished is because there is insufficient responsibility and accountability. When things are not measured and reported people lose interest in them. Successful organizations measure progress and hold people accountable. And that is just one of the reasons that I believe is responsible for the success of the Main Street program nationwide, and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) in particular. MMSA is led by Bob Wilson.
Today, I received a newsletter from the association. The first item was a report on the things that it measures. The numbers speak for themselves.
72 New Business
36 New Business Net
22 Business Expansions
348 New Jobs
260 New Jobs Net
13,618,446 Public Dollars Invested
11,888,632 Private Dollars Invested
26 Facade Rehabs
29 Upper Floor Housing
6,559 Volunteer Hours
The Mississippi Main Street Association Web site is http://msmainstreet.com.