Our downtown is a remarkable example of resilience and determination. Following the flood of 1972, the community worked passionately to rebuild, and the transformation is nothing short of spectacular. Downtown Corning is recognized for the continued restoration of our historic buildings, signature events highlighting glass and music, and our community's Shop Local spirit by Country Living Magazine, HuffPost.com, TripAdvisor, Bon Appetit, and the American Bus Association. Some of our most remarkable recognition comes from residents and visitors who are genuinely captivated by Corning's Gaffer District. A downtown filled with 250+ small businesses complemented by national brands and memory-making experiences! If we are chosen as the winner of America's Main Street contest the prize would be used toward revitalization efforts to the Gaffer District's Northside; specifically to leverage the infusion of capital, redevelopment, and the genesis of urban improvements for our north end neighborhood.