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Magna Main Street Joins New Utah Main Street Program

Posted By Regional Development
December 06, 2021

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Salt Lake County is happy to announce that Historic Magna Main Street is part of the Utah Main Street Program. The State of Utah's program was announced and launched by the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity in November 2021.

Magna joins 15 other communities in Utah that have iconic and historic Main Streets. The program will revitalize communities’ economy, appearance and image of downtown commercial districts.

What does acceptance into the Utah Main Street Program mean for Magna?

  • Professional workshops offered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah). These workshops discuss revitalization, small business growth, and how to make communities vibrant destinations.
  • One-on-one consultation with economic experts at Go Utah.
  • Networking and idea-sharing with other Utah Main Street Program communities.
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Has Magna Main Street received any other awards?

The Utah Main Street Program is not the only one that has recognized Magna Main Street as an icon. In early 2021, Magna Main Street joined the National Register of Historic Places. This is the official list of the nation's most historic places deemed worthy of preservation.

Why is Magna Main Street special?

Magna Main Street is a charming downtown that hearkens back to the main streets of old America. Magna began around 1905 when the Utah Copper Company constructed copper facilities in Magna. Magna embodied the American dream: many early residents were immigrants from Eastern Europe and Asia. The original main street included churches, fraternal halls, saloons, and shopping.

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Magna Main Street is even a popular filming location for film and TV companies, including Disney Channel, ABC, CBS, the WB, and Travel Channel. Visitors of Magna Main Street can watch a musical at the Empress Theatre, learn at Magna's historical museum, and visit unique shops. The street is also home to the Fourth of July Parade, Halloween on Main, Magna Main Arts Festival, and car/motorcycle Shows.