Main Street Approach to Recovery

The Main Street Approach to Recovery

Main Street Forward


A Proven Approach

As downtowns navigate restriction and reopening mandates, the Main Street Approach™ can serve as a powerful tool for economic recovery efforts. The Main Street Approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization that has strengthened downtowns across the country. The strategies that guide this approach are organized around four points: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization.

Below you'll find tip sheets for recovery ideas as they relate to the Four Points as well as examples of recovery activities from around the Main Street America Network. We also encourage you to check out our tip sheets for Small Business Owners (see in Spanish here) and Community Leaders on how to reopen safely.

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