Strolling down Main Street in Stroudsburg, you can take in the historic architecture, beautiful flowers, and quaint, bustling shops all around. The crisp Pocono air accompanies you to delicious restaurants and unique boutiques that can only be found in hidden away towns like Stroudsburg. You can find any number of treasures, tangible and intangible, in downtown Stroudsburg.
Towns like Stroudsburg need organizations that keep them strong and beautiful. Luckily for residents and visitors, Stroudsburg has the Jacob Stroud Corporation. Ever wonder whose job it is to plant bright, gorgeous flowers in community areas? Have you ever considered who decides when and where holiday lights adorn the town? Who hangs the wreaths on the lampposts before all of the holiday downtown events begin? The Jacob Stroud Corporation is behind all of this, and more. Not only is JSC passionate about how Stroudsburg looks, it helps all of the local businesses build a sense of community towards each other. JSC shows businesses in the downtown Stroudsburg area how they can work together for their common good and the good of the town. Keeping consumers local helps everyone in the area. When Stroudsburg is revitalized and looking good and its business owners are helping each other stay strong, the area thrives. At this present time, JSC is working on a Market Analysis Study for the downtown area of Stroudsburg. The results will assist current businesses in improving sales, and help future entrepreneurs explore business development opportunities. The study will help local business leaders, economic development professionals and developers understand the changing marketplace and identify business and real estate opportunities that are realistic and make sense for the downtown Stroudsburg community. JSC aids the entire Stroudsburg community, from employers and businesses to consumers, residents, and visitors.
When JSC focuses on visitors and residents, the organization is involved in many events in the downtown area throughout the year, including various holiday parades, firework displays, special “shop local” deals in the downtown shops, festivals, and more. You can find this schedule of events at www.stroudsburg.net. Stroudsburg lures visitors all year long with events to entertain families in every season. The Jacob Stroud Corporation is dedicated to the revitalization, beauty, and strength of the downtown Stroudsburg area – one visit to this great town will prove that.
Who is Jacob Stroud?
Jacob Stroud was a very early settler in the Pocono area in the 1700’s. He married, raised a very large family, and developed very much of the Stroudsburg area. He was a soldier, businessman, and frontiersman all while taking care of his family. Jacob Stroud is a beloved figure in Stroudsburg history whose contributions to the area are far reaching and everlasting.
For more information on Jacob Stroud or the history of Stroudsburg, visit the Monroe County Historical Association at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg or visit their website, www.monroehistorical.org.