UrbanMain

UrbanMain

Restoring economic vitality and promoting quality of life for residents in under-resourced older and historic commercial districts.


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Introducing UrbanMain

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.

Our Services


Service offerings include both strategic and tactical services to meet the variety of conditions and needs of city and community leaders:

Strategic services focus on a comprehensive, multi-phased approach to district revitalization based on decades of experience and a proven methodology.

Tactical services provide specific components of a district revitalization plan for those communities needing implementation with select aspects of an existing plan.





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Our Work

UrbanMain helps communities restore economic vitality and promote quality of life for residents in under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts.

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How We Can Help

To meet the variety of conditions and needs of city and community leaders, we offer a range of service offerings from comprehensive, multi-phased strategic services to targeted, tactical services.

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Questions?

Find answers to your questions and lean more  about how UrbanMain can support your community by viewing our FAQs. You may also contact us at urbanmain@savingplaces.org.

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A Flexible Approach

UrbanMain was created to provide our urban districts with greater flexibility in how they use the Center’s services and provides support for issues, like gentrification or security, that may not be needed by our traditional Main Street America network.

- Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs


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