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The Portales MainStreet Program received the Award for Overall Excellence in Economic Positioning at the New Mexico MainStreet 25th anniversary awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque, according to a news release from the state Economic Development Department.
“Portales was recognized for conducting a comprehensive series of activities that over time improved the community’s overall economy and attracted business investment to their MainStreet district,” according to the release.
Portales MainStreet received $500 for its continued work.
After a competitive selection process, according to the release, each of four communities were given an Award for Excellence in one of New Mexico MainStreet’s four points: Organization, design, promotion and economic positioning. A fifth community was recognized for excelling in all four areas.