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THE MAIN STREET MOVEMENT
Collectively, the Main Street movement is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country.
Everyone deserves a place that has a thriving local economy, is rich in character, and features inviting public spaces that make residents and visitors feel that they belong. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique. Working together, the Main Street America Network helps to breathe new life into the places people call home.
The Main Street movement grew out of recognition that a community is only as strong as its core. In an era when many people had given up hope about the commercial and cultural viability of downtown, and when suburbs, shopping malls, and big box retailers were dominating the American landscape, this seemed like an unlikely proposition. But, over the last four decades, the Main Street movement has proven that downtowns are the heart of our communities, and that a community is only as strong as its core. Main Street empowers communities to set their own destinies. While revitalization is challenging work, the Main Street program offers a road-map for locally-owned, locally-driven prosperity. Across the country, thousands of communities have used the Main Street Approach to transform their economies, leverage local leadership, and improve overall quality of life.
“Downtown is important because it’s the heart and soul of any community. If you don’t have a healthy downtown, you simply don’t have a healthy town.”
- Ed McMahon
Chair, National Main Street Center Board of Directors
The first step is getting everyone to work toward the same goal. To have a successful Main Street revitalization program, your community needs to bring together the human and financial resources to reach your goals. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure, while a paid program director coordinates and supports community volunteers. By using this structure, your community can build the consensus and cooperation needed to bring vibrancy to a commercial district.
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