Alamogordo has been designated as an "Emerging" MainStreet Community.
Alamogordo was welcomed into the New Mexico Main Street network of 28 MainStreet communities, nine Arts and Cultural Districts and 16 Frontier Community Initiatives working to revitalize historic commercial cores of their downtown.
Recently, Gov. Susana Martinez meet with representatives of the Alamogordo.
"Alamogordo's downtown has a cherished history and I am pleased a dynamic team of leaders from local business and property owners, city officials and state legislators are working together to bring new economic vitality to the city's historic commercial center as an emerging MainStreet community," Governor Susana Martinez said. "Their effort will provide the community another great commercial asset around which the city can grow and help diversify the private-sector economy."
"With engaged and active elected officials, business leaders and community partners Alamogordo has the energy to become a very successful MainStreet community," said Economic Development
Secretary Jon Barela. "Alamogordo is the restaurant and retail hub for Otero County and has many diverse historic structures to preserve and build upon that will attract commerce to the city center and improve quality of life."
As an Emerging MainStreet community, the Alamogordo MainStreet Initiative will receive technical assistance, training and resources from the New Mexico MainStreet program for the economic revitalization of downtown Alamogordo.