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CHURUBUSCO â€” An economic shot in the arm has boosted Churubuscoâ€™s small town status and created an economic swing in the townâ€™s favor.
Whitley County has been touted for its ability to make a strong comeback from the economic slump seen across the state in recent years, according to Indiana Economic Development reports.
Churubusco is another extension of the countyâ€™s growth.
Recently, Town Council President Frank Kessler shared his perspective on the townâ€™s success with The Post & Mail.
â€śThe economic downturn brought to light what it takes for a small town to stay viable,â€ť Kessler said. â€śWe learned what we need to keep life in our town and how to maintain an energetic economy.â€ť
Kessler cited programs such as the Main Street U.S.A. initiative as one of the many ways Churubuscoâ€™s downtown has been revitalized.
â€śOur Main Street merchants are good, strong businesses,â€ť Kessler said. â€śThere is a good variety in our downtown. Those businesses are healthy and have a lot of longevity in this community.â€ť
Receiving the Main Street U.S.A. designation required that â€™Busco complete a lengthy list of tasks, but in the end the label will allow for the town to earn grant dollars, which will create more investment opportunities in the downtown area.