Demographic shifts are bringing population and economic growth back to much of the urban landscape, but growth and prosperity is uneven. Many older commercial centers and their neighborhoods face challenges in building a sustainable economic base. UrbanMain
, a new program of the National Main Street Center, offers a new set of community-driven economic development services to help under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts restore economic vitality and promote quality of life. The program builds on our 35 years of non-profit leadership in commercial district revitalization and the work of the Main Street America network.Thanks to the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, we're pleased to announce a new opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods. Applications due March 5. Download the Request for Proposal.