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Leading Change

Community-led revitalization is challenging work, but we are here to make it easier. Main Street America offers a comprehensive set of resources, technical services, and educational offerings to help you effectively navigate the field of downtown and commercial district management.

Whether you’re a Main Street veteran or just getting started, we have the tools and strategies you need to take your community transformation efforts to the next level.

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Main Streets in Action
A new set of videos from Main Street America shows the power of Main Street’s potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country.

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Main Street is a Movement

Main Street America has been helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.


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Main Street Now Conference

The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.

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Main Street America Institute

The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) is our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools they need to lead results-oriented and preservation-based community revitalization organizations.

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Technical Services

Main Street America’s technical services team provides community organizations, municipalities, and states with cutting-edge training on all aspects of commercial district revitalization.

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Project Spotlight

Community Spotlight

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Howell, Mich.


Howell Main Street transformed the downtown district into a cultural destination through community-driven economic development and placemaking efforts.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Oregon City, Ore.


Downtown Oregon City Association harnessed the community’s entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate the local economy and drive investment in their downtown.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Rock Springs, Wyo.


Rock Springs Main Street/URA channeled the enterprising spirit of the west to the reinvigorate the downtown district and turn it into a thriving destination.


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Since 1980

$74.73

Billion Reinvested

276790

Buildings Rehabilitated

614716

Jobs Created

138303

Businesses Started

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