Canton Community Revitalization Master Plan Charrette Report
The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Team, sponsored by the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA), conducted a charrette that focused specifically on downtown revitalization and implementation strategies for Canton Main Street and the City of Canton, Mississippi in May 2012. MMSA assembled a team with expertise in architecture, planning, historic preservation, economic development and community branding that ascribes to the Main Street Four-Point Approach® of Design, Promotion, Organization and Economic Restructuring.
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The Canton Farmers’ Market is a local market created by the Canton Chamber Main Street Association, a Mississippi registered non-profit community development organization, to promote and sell locally grown fresh produce, plants and plant-related items, and food and food-related items.
2013 Opening day will be June 8 9am-12pm
The Market is open Saturdays starting June 8 through the end of harvest. The Market is held on the Canton Square.
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On April 1, 2011, the Asset Development Division of Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) brought in five teams to perform asset mapping for the City of Canton. The city was divided up geographically with each team assigned an area. Each team visited, photographed, and GPS'd the assets identified in their assigned area. Each team member recorded their own ideas about the assets, their relative importance, and potential uses. Then each team was asked to collectively agree on the team's top three assets. Finally all five teams joined together to develop some overarching issues for consideration. The teams agreed that Canton is rich in assets. The final report contains all of the individual ideas and the team ideas. Click here to download the report.
When a community contacts MDA about asset mapping, the division organizes teams comprised of people from different divisions within MDA, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Main Street Association, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, state universities and other organizations. Armed with cameras, maps and GPS devices, the teams divide the town and make notes about everything from museums, artists, schools, industry, local businesses, natural resources and historical assets. Read more about the process and see a case study from another community.