Video Library

Main Street Video Series

Be Inspired

Check out this series of videos on 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. We encourage you to share!

Main Street America

Main Street empowers communities to set their own destinies. Across the country, thousands of communities have used the Main Street Approach to set transform their economies, leverage local leadership, and improve overall quality of life. Teaser available here.

Economic Impact of Main Street

Since 1980, Main Street America programs have generated over $74 billion in reinvestment, 138,000 net new businesses, 614,000 net new jobs and 276,000 building rehabilitations. Learn why Main Streets are often a community’s single biggest competitive advantage.

A Grassroots Network

The reason that Main Street is so successful is because of the local leaders on the ground. The Main Street America Network is comprised of some of the most enthusiastic, passionate, committed people you'll ever find. Learn more about this nationwide movement of community changemakers.

The Main Street Approach

The Main Street Approach™ offers community-based revitalization initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework for downtown transformation that is easily tailored to local conditions. The Main Street Approach helps communities get started with revitalization, and grows with them over time.

The Power of the Movement

The Main Street America Network helps to breathe new life into the places people call home. Learn more about 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..

Introducing UrbanMain

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.