By Amanda Marr
The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development announced today that Sevierville has achieved Tennessee Main Street Certification. Sevierville joins the ranks of twenty-eight Tennessee Main Street communities that are certified through the state’s downtown revitalization program and accredited by the National Main Street Center.
The Sevierville Commons Association—a non-profit comprised of local community members that believe Sevierville’s long-term success will come from attracting residents and visitors to not only do business in downtown, but to also spend leisure time—is focused on creating an environment that is attractive to developers, retail, restaurants and residents.
Sevierville Commons Association Chairman Alex Johnson says, “We have worked for more than two years to reach this point. While we have seen some new businesses open in downtown Sevierville, our goal is to grow the number of restaurants, retail and residential business in downtown. We believe that participation in Tennessee’s Main Street program will provide the tools and resources to help us succeed.”