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Making Oxford a tourism destination

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OXFORD - AL - A non-profit wants to make Oxford a tourism destination. Main Street Alabama announced the addition of three communities, including Oxford, to its roster.

Main Street wants to help develop private-partnership to expand on the existing commercial district. A goal would be to get the community involved and create more jobs.

Oxford opened a performing arts center in 2013. According to Main Street, 20 thousand people attended a performance in its first year generating an economic impact of 650 thousand dollars. In the next year, that number is expected to grow into the millions and Main Street wants to help.

Decatur and Monroeville were also named Main Street Alabama communities.

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