State approves MainStreet for Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s official. Tucumcari’s Main Street is now part of the MainStreet program. Rick Homans, the state’s secretary of economic development, on Thursday made the announcement at Lena’s restaurant, which is naturally on Main Street. “What MainStreet does is give you a structure and a process,” Homans said. “MainStreet establishes […]

Public invited to MainStreet presentation

By QCS Staff Officials from New Mexico MainStreet will be evaulating the city of Tucumcari on Thursday and interviewing city officials, downtown business and property owners, business and economic development organizations and officials from financial institutions. A general meeting and presentation about the proposed MainStreet will be held for the public at noon on Thursday […]

City set for MainStreet test


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city will be going through a test of sorts on Oct. 5. It’s called the Start-Up Applicant Readiness Assessments. It will be administered by four officials from New Mexico MainStreet which falls under the New Mexico Economic Development Department. “We will be evaluating to see where the strengths […]

MainStreet initiative building support

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Business owners express interest in the state MainStreet program About 25 business owners and city officials met Tuesday morning to foster the beginning of what is hoped will become Tucumcari’s new MainStreet initiative. Peter Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., and David Buchen, director of […]

City agrees to pay $20,000 toward MainStreet

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $20,000 to assist the start-up of a MainStreet development program. The money will come from the city’s economic development tax fund. It’s hoped that the city will qualify to become a “Start-Up” MainStreet Community, an initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, said […]