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Kansas Main Street Program Cut, Russell Main Street Inc. to Remain as Normal

Kansas Main StreetKansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George announced Thursday a restructuring of the Kansas Department of Commerce that has cut the Kansas Main Street program, effective immediately.

Questions have arisen on what impact this announcement would have on local programs, such as Russell Main Street Inc.

According to Russell Main Street Inc. President Jeannine Byers-Long, the cut will have no effect because local programs, such as Russell's, "are freestanding organizations driven by a volunteer effort with the support and participation from a variety of stakeholders in the community."

The Kansas Main Street program, started in 1985, provided management training, consultation visits, local program evaluation, design assistance and other technical services.

To view a press release with more quotes from Byers-Long and more information, CLICK HERE.

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