DANVILLE, Ky. - Danville has been named one of the "Ten Wonderful Small Town Central Business Districts in the South" by Southern Business & Development magazine.
Danville was featured in SB&D's annual Top Tens Edition for the Winter 2013 issue.
"At SB&D, we have had the good fortune of visiting some outstanding Small Town South central business districts that we have found both vibrant and exciting. Nothing tops off a suitable small town location more than a great downtown," the magazine states.
Other towns on the list include: Sumter, S.C.; Bardstown, Ky.; Bradenton, Fla.; Columbus, Miss.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Stuart, Fla.; El Dorado, Ark.; Bastrop, Texas; and Georgetown, Texas.
"There are many attributes that make Danville attractive to business and industry, but our downtown is the crown jewel," said Jody Lassiter, president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership. "Rarely am I asked by prospects to tour the bypass. Instead, the downtown business district is a key indicator of a community's economic health, vitality and pride."
Lassiter said this ranking is a result of the collaboration between the partners of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership.
"I am thrilled by SB&D's ranking of downtown Danville as one of the top 10 in the south," he said. "That's why it is so valuable for the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and Heart of Danville to be closely allied through the EDP."
Heart of Danville executive director Bethany Rogers said this ranking highlights the character and economic vitality of Danville's downtown.
"The ranking is not just an opportunity for the business community to take notice, but also for those of us who live here to step back and appreciate how dynamic our community is," she said.
For more information on the ranking, visit www.SmallTownSouth.com