downtown Vicksburg was named #1 in the top 10 main streets of Mississippi in the "2016 Great American Main Street Awards".

Quoted from onlyinyourstate.com:

"Last year, the city of Vicksburg entered the “2016 Great American Main Street Awards” contest and placed in the top 10 – a huge honor, especially since most first time entrants do not place at all.

Several factors contributed to the city winning the award, including the downtown vacancy rate decreasing from 65% to 5%, public and private investments totaling $150 million, and over 3,000 new jobs being created in the area."

Downtown Vicksburg was also named #1 in "Must Visit" places of Mississippi.