Downtown Renaissance

What does the downtown organization working on the downtown renaissance in Newport Vermont do?

The mission of Newport City Renaissance Corporation, a private nonprofit volunteer organization consisting of business owners, municipal leaders, community organization leaders, and residents, is to serve as a catalyst for economic and community development in Newport’s designated downtown district and the greater Newport City area by

  1. Advancing and enhancing the economic environment,
  2. Developing a cohesive and welcoming City design, and
  3. Promoting the City as tourism and investment destination.

We work for outcomes, ie, results with positive changes that build our community, not just outputs.

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The Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) was founded in July 2007 as an independent non-profit organization the same year Newport received Vermont Downtown designation. Six fast years later, in 2013, for the third year in a row, NCRC received national accreditation from National Main Street Program meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and recognizing its team of over 100 volunteers outstanding performance as a catalyst for economic development in downtown Newport, VT. On 26 November 2012, Newport's status as a Vermont Designated Downtown was renewed for another five years (2012 - 2017).

Accomplishments since 2007


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