Downtown Jeffersonville is a vibrant community in southern Indiana that is home to many locally-owned independent businesses. Founded in 1802, Jeffersonville is a river city with its roots stemming from the steamboat industry and ship building. The city's original concept was based on plans suggested by President Thomas Jefferson. Downtown Jeffersonville has preserved its history while looking to the future. Jeffersonville Main Street, the city's accredited nonprofit downtown revitalization organization, has been working with the city, business owners, and other community organizations for 30 years to revitalize the downtown district. From the 128-year-old Schimpff's Candy Shop to the addition of new restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, and brew pubs, downtown Jeffersonville's business district offers a great mix of independent businesses that attract both local residents and visitors. Every year there are a wide variety of special events that occur in downtown Jeffersonville. The chocolate stroll, wine walks, farmers market, concerts, and outdoor movies are all popular attractions. Tickets sell out fast for the end-of-summer Farm to Table Dinner which takes place outside on a downtown street, featuring locally-sourced food. We salute our veterans with a 5K and we celebrate the holidays with a cookie stroll, parade, and light up. The Big Four Bike and Pedestrian Bridge offers an alternative transportation route into downtown Jeffersonville and draws a lot of people to our business community. With the preservation of older buildings, the construction of new ones complementing the historic district, the expansion of existing independent businesses and the creation of new ones, and special events all year long, Jeffersonville's downtown is attracting people to live, shop, eat, stay, and play. If Jeffersonville Main Street wins the money we will use it to continue the revitalization of downtown through placemaking, special events, and business expansion.