MainStreet programs in Carlsbad, Artesia receive recognition

The MainStreet communities of Carlsbad and Artesia have received recognition.

They have met the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

The center and its partners annually honor communities committed to historic preservation and revitalization.

The standards include fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.