The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2017 at the 27th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held Friday at Ripon College. All across the state, those involved in the Wisconsin Main Street Program are making a real difference in improving their downtowns by developing new and innovative ways to attract visitors and support local businesses. These awards recognize the organizations and dedicated individuals whose efforts not only benefit their communities, but also set the standard for other Main Street communities statewide. Since the program’s inception in 1987, Wisconsin Main Street community projects have resulted in the creation of more than 2,600 new businesses and more than 14,000 net new jobs. In addition, more than $1.7 billion in public and private investment has occurred in Wisconsin Main Street communities. Tigerton has been a Main Street Community since 1993.