Who knew that when the Foley Main Street district was accepted into the national main street program that less than two years later COVID-19 would strike?  Main Street America has a 40-year history of success with their strategic and comprehensive four-point approach to problem solving through innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.  By applying that formula Foley Main Street is moving forward despite COVID-19 to increase the economic vibrancy of the Foley Main Street district. 

The most fundamental resource for building a strong local economy is the presence of a highly qualified workforce that can attract new industry and sustain existing business. As a Coalition of seven education enrichment foundations, supporters of the Baldwin County Education Coalition recognize K-12 education as the “foundation” for building a qualified workforce and the single best investment for a healthier and stronger Baldwin County.

I am sure most of you reading this already appreciate the great outdoors.  I do as well.  However, even though I am the Commissioner of Conservation in Alabama and my life’s work has been to protect, provide and enhance outdoor recreation, I had taken some of what we have in Alabama for granted.