Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

Becoming a member provides you and your organization or company with a wide array of excellent benefits and opportunities to connect to peers across the county.


Resources and Opportunities

Main Street America members are the lifeblood of the Main Street movement. Whether you are a seasoned Main Street America program, a municipality just getting started in your revitalization effort, or a leading consultant in the field, membership has something to offer for you.

Our membership categories are: Main Street America™ Designated Member, General Member, and Allied Member.

General Membership Benefits:

  • Access to The Point, our exclusive online member networking platform;
  • Access to Main Street News, a weekly newsletter on new trends, stories from the field, and need-to-know information for those in the commercial district revitalization field;
  • Members-only rates at the annual Main Street Now Conference, and the Main Street America Institute;
  • State of Main, our annual printed publication;
  • Access to our digital library of must-read revitalization publications and resource guides, including exclusive training materials on the Main Street Approach and full archives of the Main Street Now journal;
  • Free online training opportunities;
  • Full access to the Main Street Resource Center with sample documents, articles, reports, and more from your peers and experts in the field—all at your fingertips;
  • Ability to post job openings for your local program through the National Trust for Historic Preservation's online Career Center.
  • Access to tailored insurance products from the National Trust Insurance Services, LLC.
  • Family level membership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation including a subscription to Preservation magazine.
  • Up to four free sub-memberships to share access to resources with your team.
  • And more!

Please note, membership does not entitle an organization to use the name "Main Street." View our full Name Use Policy here. 
Designated Membership Benefits:
  • Exclusive eligibility to be recognized as an Affiliate or Accredited Main Street America program;
  • Exclusive eligibility to enter into a Licensing Agreement with the NMSC, or your Coordinating Program, to use Main Street America™ name and logo;
  • Eligibility to apply for the Great American Main Street Awards and other special awards and grant programs.
  • Up to six free sub-memberships to share access to resources with your team.
  • Plus, all the benefits of a General Membership.
Allied Membership Benefits:
  • Mailing Lists: reach our national audience of commercial district revitalization leaders with two electronic copies of our membership list. Note these do not include emails or phone numbers.
  • Promotion: a listing in our online Allied Services Directory, with links to your website.
  • Exclusive rights to use the Allied member logo: show customers you support the Main Street America Movement.
  • Exhibiting Discount: reduced exhibit fees for Main Street Expo at the Main Street Now Conference.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities: showcase your name, services, and products to our popular Main Street Now conference events and items, as well as other publications and annual activities.
  • Up to four free sub-memberships to share access to resources with your team.
  • Plus, all the benefits of a General Membership.

Main Street America Designated Member

If you are an Accredited or Affiliate Main Street America program, join as a Designated Member.


General Member

If you are an organization, municipality, or individual getting started with Main Street, or are interested in accessing resources on commercial district revitalization, join as a General Member.


Allied Member

If you are a consultant or company that provides goods or services to downtown revitalization organizations, join as an Allied Member.