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We believe that everyone deserves access to a vibrant neighborhood – 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.

Working together, the Main Street America network helps to breathe new life into the places people call home. Join this powerful movement of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders making a difference in small towns, mid-sized cities and urban areas across the country.

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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 Blog

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

Renaissance Covington


Renaissance Covington in Northern Kentucky has transformed the downtown district through creative public space projects and strong business investment.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

O. C. Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Assoc.

OC Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association in New Orleans helped reinvigorate their district into a robust community that celebrates the past while embracing the future.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

West Chester
BID


West Chester BID in West Chester, Pennsylvania, preserved the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the neighborhood into a fine-dining destination.

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Since 1980

$70.25

Billion Reinvested

268053

Buildings Rehabilitated

584422

Jobs Created

132092

Businesses Started

Members Across The Map