List of Main Street Programs in the United States

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Main Street Programs aim to revitalize downtowns and commercial districts through preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. The "Main Street Project"[1] was begun in 1977 with a pilot involving 3 towns: Galesburg, Illinois; Madison, Indiana; and Hot Springs, South Dakota.[2] Based on the success in those three towns, a pilot project followed in six states: Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.[3]

Since then, the program has been expanded to many other towns. These may be statewide or regional "coordinating programs" or "local programs." Programs determined to be "Designated" follow best-practices established by the National Main Street Center and/or statewide or regional coordinating programs.[4] One requirement of being a "Designated" program is to appoint a full-time staff member, often called a main street manager. In 2020, there were 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs and 44 Coordinating Programs.[5]



While there is no statewide coordinating program, there is at least one local program accredited by Main Street America.

Accredited Programs


The Arizona Downtown Alliance was started in 1984 to encourage the redevelopment and improvement of downtowns in Arizona. Steven Griffin served as the President in 1984-1985.[7] William E. Mosher, executive director of Tucson's Downtown Development Corporation was elected president in January 1987. The first ever statewide historic preservation conference, "A Sense of Place" was held June 2003 with support from the Arizona Main Street Program.[8] Around 2008 the Main Street Program was housed under the Arizona Department of Commerce.[9] Today Lani Lott is Coordinator of the Arizona Downtown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Preservation Foundation.

Designated programs

Non-Designated Programs



California established a statewide coordinating program in 1986. From 1986 to 2002, the California Main Street Program was administered by the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency and supported by State General Funds. That agency was eliminated in 2002/03 due to a budget crisis. In 2004 the California Main Street Program was re-established within the Office of Historic Preservation.[11]

Designated Programs

Non-Designated Programs - may be active or inactive


After the "Main Street Project" concluded in 1979, Colorado was one of the first six states selected for establishment of a statewide coordinating program. At the time of founding the Gates Foundation gave $100,000 to underwrite free design services in Main Street communities.[12] Today the Colorado Department of Local Affairs serves the statewide coordinating program. In Colorado there are Designated, Candidate, Graduate, and Affiliate communities."Main Street Communities". Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2021-03-04.

Designated Communities

Candidate Communities

Graduate Communities

Affiliate Communities


Lisa Bumbera was coordinator for the State Program in 1995 when it was established under Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P). Connecticut was the first state to have its program sponsored by a private corporation rather than by the state government.[13] The Connecticut Main Street Center was established as an independent non-profit in December 1999. The Connecticut Department of Economic Development became a Founding Partner of the program, along with CL&P. John Simone became the first full-time executive director of Connecticut Main Street in January 2000.[14] When NU merged with Boston-based NStar in April 2012 the future of the program was cast into question.[15] In August 2017, Patrick McMahon became Chief Executive Officer for the Connecticut Main Street Center, Inc.

  • Darien, Darien Revitalization, Inc.
  • Hartford - Upper Albany, Upper Albany Main Street
  • New Haven, Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
  • New London, New London Main Street Program
  • Norwich, Rose City Renaissance
  • Rockville, Rockville Downtown Association
  • Simsbury, Simsbury Main Street Partnership, Inc., selected to participate in state program in 1995.[16] Anzie O. Glover, a Simsbury resident, was selected to be the director of the Simsbury Main Street Partnership in 1996.[17]
  • Waterbury, Main Street Waterbury
  • Winsted, Friends of Main Street, Common Council authorized application to Connecticut Main Street Program in 1995.[18] The town was accepted into the program in 2001..[19]

Non-participating Communities

  • East Hartford, Town Council authorized application to Connecticut Main Street Program in 1995.[20] Selected in 1995.[21]
  • Meriden, Bob Cooper was Meriden's downtown manager in 1996.[22]
  • New London, Selected in 1995.[23]
  • Torrington, Torrington Main Street Action Team, Selected in 1995.[24] Shortly after being designated a public forum was held about whether to continue in the program, as they could not secure a full time director as required to participate.[25]
  • Windsor, John Simone was the first and only executive director of First Town Downtown. After three years he left to become the first full-time executive director of Connecticut Main Street in January 2000.[26]
  • Vernon, Rockville Downtown Association, Cliff Edwards was hired as manager in 2010.[27]


DelBiz on Main is the state Coordinating Program for Delaware, located within the Department of State, Division of Small Business.[28]

Accredited Programs

Other Programs

District of Columbia[edit]

DC Main Streets was established in 2002 and provides services and funding to the 24 Main Street programs in the District of Columbia.[31]

Non-Designated Programs

  • Washington - Deanwood Heights Main Street



After the "Main Street Project" concluded in 1979, Colorado was one of the first six states selected for establishment of a statewide coordinating program. At the time of founding the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation raised $100,000 to provide design assistance to Main Street Communities.[32] Today the Georgia Main Street program serves over 100 communities.


No designated programs


The statewide Main Street coordinating program was launched in June 2012 under the Idaho Department of Commerce. Jerry Miller is the state coordinator for Idaho.[33]

Designated Programs

Affiliate Programs


Originally field staff with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Chicago were instrumental in starting the "Main Street Project." One of the three original "Main Street Project" communities was in Galesburg, Illinois, from 1977-1979. Donna Ann Harris was the State Coordinator of the Illinois Main Street Program between 2000 and 2002.[34] Presently Kelly Humrichouser is state coordinator for the Illinois Main Street program that has 19 active programs across the state.[35]

Designated Programs

Non-designated Programs - Some may be active, others not

  • Aledo, Aledo Main Street, Inc.
  • Beardstown, Beardstown
  • Belleville, Main Street Belleville, Inc.
  • Benton, Downtown Benton, Inc.
  • Berwyn, Cermak Road Revitalization Board
  • Blue Island, Main Street Blue Island
  • Cambridge, Cambridge Main Street
  • Canton, Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development
  • Champaign, Champaign Downtown Association
  • Chicago - Clearing, United Business Association of Midway
  • Collinsville, Downtown Collinsville
  • Danville, Downtown Danville, Inc.
  • Decatur, City Centre Decatur
  • Du Quoin, DuQuoin Main Street
  • Swight, Dwight Main Street
  • Eldorado, Main Street Eldorado, Inc.
  • Elgin, Downtown Neighborhood
  • Galesburg, Galesburg Downtown Council. The Galesburg Downtown Council was formed in the fall of 1972 after plans were announced for a new shopping center, the Sandburg Mall.[36] A few years later when Galesburg was selected for the "Main Street Project" in 1977 it made front page news just below the Galesburg Register-Mail masthead. In the article, Robert Carter with the National Trust for Historic Preservation commented "One of the problems we face in this type of work has never been done before."[37]
  • Genoa, Genoa Main Street, Inc.
  • Golconda, Main Street Golconda
  • Hardin County, Hardin County Main Street
  • Harvard, Harvard Main Street
  • Hoopeston, Visioning for the Future
  • Jacksonville, Jacksonville Main Street
  • Libertyville, Main Street Libertyville, Inc.
  • Lincoln, Main Street Lincoln
  • Lombard, Lombard Town Centre
  • Macomb, Macomb Downtown Development Corporation
  • Marengo, Marengo Main Street
  • Marion, Marion Main Street
  • Marshall, Main Street Marshall
  • Mascoutah, Main Street Mascoutah
  • Mendota, Mendota
  • Momence, Main Street Momence
  • Monticello, Monticello Main Street
  • Mt. Vernon, Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation
  • Mundelein, Mundelein Main Street
  • Murphysboro, Murphysboro Main Street
  • O'Fallon, Main Street O`Fallon
  • Orion, Main Street Orion
  • Paris, Main Street Paris
  • Paxton, P.R.I.D.E. in Paxton, Inc.
  • Pekin, Pekin Main Street
  • Pittsfield, Pittsfield Main Street
  • Plainfield, MainStreet Plainfield, Inc.
  • Pontiac, Pontiac PROUD
  • Princeton, Main Street Princeton
  • Prophetstown, Prophetstown Main Street Program
  • Quincy, Historic Quincy Business District
  • Rock Island, Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment
  • Rockford, River District Association
  • Rushville, Rushville Main Street
  • St. Charles, Downtown St. Charles Partnership
  • Taylorville, Taylorville Main Street, Inc.
  • Vandalia, Vandalia Main Street Program
  • Winfield, Main Street Winfield, Inc.
  • Woodstock, Woodstock Downtown Business Association


  • Alexandria, Alexandria Community Vision, ACV
  • Anderson, Anderson Indiana Main Street
  • Arcadia, Arcadia Merchants & Associates dba Arcadia Communi
  • Atlanta, Town of Atlanta
  • Attica, Attica Main Street
  • Aurora, Main Street Aurora
  • Bedford, Bedford Revitalization, Inc.
  • Berne, Berne Community Development Corporation
  • Bloomington, Downtown Bloomington, Inc.
  • Bremen, Bremen Revitalization
  • Brookville, Brookville Main Street, Inc.
  • Cloverdale, Cloverdale Main Street
  • Corydon, Main Street Corydon
  • Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville Main Street
  • Delphi, Delphi Main Street Association
  • Elkhart, Downtown Elkhart, Inc.
  • Ellettsville, Ellettsville Main Street, Inc.
  • Evansville, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville
  • Farmland, Historic Farmland USA
  • Ferdinand, Ferdinand Merchants/Ferdinand Tourism
  • Frankfort, Frankfort Main Street
  • Franklin, Discover Downtown Franklin
  • Greenfield, Greenfield/Hancock County Chamber of Commerce
  • Greensburg, Heart of the Tree City
  • Greentown, Greentown Main Street Association, Inc.
  • Greenwood, Restore Old Town Greenwood INC.
  • Indianapolis, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.
  • Jasper, Jasper Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc.
  • Kokomo, Kokomo Downtown Association
  • Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce
  • Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Main Street, Inc.
  • Lebanon, Lebanon Vitalization, Inc.
  • Logansport, Logan's Landing Association
  • Madison, Madison Main Street Program, First hosted a visit of Lockwood Martling from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1970.[38] Later became one of three original "Main Street Project" communities in the US, run by Historic Madison, Inc. first founded in 1960.[39] Madison was one of 10 semifinalists for the "Main Street Project" in 1977 and ultimately selected.[40] Tom Moriarity, director of Historic Madison, Inc. worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation between 1977 and 1979 as part of the "Main Street Project."[41]
  • Marion, Main Street Marion
  • Martinsville, Rediscover Historic Martinsville
  • Michigan City, Michigan City Main Street Association
  • Mitchell, Mitchell on the Move
  • Morocco, Morocco Main Street, Inc.
  • Morristown, Morristown Visionary Committee, Inc.
  • Muncie, Muncie Downtown Development Partnership
  • Nappanee, Nappanee Main & Market
  • New Albany, Develop New Albany, Inc.
  • New Harmony, New Harmony Business Associates
  • Newburgh, Historic Newburgh, Inc.
  • Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street, Inc.
  • Peru, Miami County Chamber of Commerce
  • Plainfield, Town of Plainfield
  • Plymouth, Plymouth Main Street
  • Remington and Wolcott, Remington Wolcott Community Development Corp
  • Rensselaer, Main Street Rensselaer
  • Richmond, Main Street Richmond
  • Rising Sun, Historic Downtown
  • Rushville, The Heart of Rushville, Inc.
  • Seymour, Seymour Main Street
  • Shelbyville, Mainstreet Shelbyville, Inc.
  • Sheridan, Sheridan Main Street
  • Terre Haute, Downtown Terre Haute, Inc.
  • Upland, Our Town Upland, Inc.
  • Valparaiso, Valparaiso Community
  • Vevay, Vevay Main Street, Inc.
  • Wabash, Wabash Marketplace, Inc.
  • Wakarusa, Town of Wakarusa
  • Walton, Walton Main Street Organization Corp.
  • Warsaw, Warsaw Community Development
  • Winchester, Winchester Main Street





The Louisiana Main Street Program is within the Office of Cultural Development and the Division of Historic Preservation. Established in 1984, there are presently 24 designated Main Street Programs in Louisiana.[44]

Designated Programs

Non-Designated Programs


The Maine Development Foundation serves as the coordinating program for Maine. In August 2018, Main Street Maine communities launched a website to share authentic Maine downtown experiences, featuring businesses and attractions in each city and town with the National Main Street designation.

Main Street Maine Communities

Maine Downtown Affiliates



After the "Main Street Project" concluded in 1979, Massachusetts was one of the first six states selected for establishment of a statewide coordinating program. At the time of founding banking industry leaders held two conferences to discuss innovative financing programs.[46] Under the leadership of then Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, a citywide coordinating program was established in Boston. This has since grown to include 22 designated Main Street programs in Boston.[47]

  • Allston, Allston Village Main Streets, Inc.
  • Boston - Chinatown, Chinatown Main Street
  • Boston - Mission Hill, Mission Hill Main Streets, Inc.
  • Boston - Washington Gateway, Washington Gateway Main Street, Inc.
  • Brighton, Brighton Main Streets, Inc.
  • Dorchester - Bowdoin/Geneva, Bowdoin/Geneva Main Streets, Inc.
  • Dorchester - Fields Corner, Fields Corner Main Street
  • Dorchester - Four Corners, Four Corners Main Street
  • Dorchester - Grove Hall, Grove Hall Main Street
  • Dorchester - St. Mark's, St. Mark's Area Main Street
  • Dorchester - Uphams Corner/Dorchester Bay, Upham's Corner Main Street
  • East Boston, East Boston Gateway, Inc.
  • Hyde Park, Hyde Park Main Street, Inc.
  • Jamaica Plain - Centre/South, Centre/South Main Streets
  • Jamaica Plain - Hyde/Jackson Square, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Streets
  • Roslindale, Roslindale Village Main Street
  • Roxbury - Nubian Square (formerly Dudley Square), Dudley Square Main Street
  • Roxbury - Egleston Square, Egleston Square Main Street
  • West Roxbury, West Roxbury Main Streets
  • Somerville, East Somerville Main Streets
  • Somerville, Union Square Main Streets


  • Boyne City, Boyne City Main Street Program
  • Calumet, Main Street Calumet
  • Clare, City of Clare
  • Detroit - Corktown's Michigan Avenue Business District, Greater Corktown Development Corporation
  • Detroit - East Warren Businesses United U-SNAP-BAC, Inc.
  • Detroit - Grandmont Rosedale Business District, Grandmont/Rosedale Development Corporation
  • Detroit - Jefferson East Business District, Jefferson East Business Association
  • Detroit - Mexicantown, Mexicantown Hubbard
  • Detroit - Seven Mile, Arab-American & Chaldean Council
  • Detroit - Southeast Gratiot Avenue Business District, Gratiot McDougall United CDC
  • Detroit - University Commons Business District, University Commons District
  • Farmington, Farmington DDA
  • Ferndale, Ferndale DDA
  • Franklin, Village of Franklin
  • Grand Haven, Grand Haven Main Street
  • Hart, Hart Main Street
  • Highland Township - Highland Station, Highland Township DDA
  • Holly, Village of Holly DDA
  • Howell, Howell Main Street Project
  • Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain Main Street
  • Ishpeming, Ishpeming Main Street Program
  • Keego Harbor, City of Keego Harbor
  • Lake Orion, Village of Lake Orion DDA
  • Lansing, Downtown Lansing
  • Lansing, Old Town Lansing
  • Manistee, Manistee Main Street/DDA
  • Marshall, Marshall Main Street. When the National Trust for Historic Preservation was developing a program for downtown revitalization in the 1970s, Marshall is one of three towns frequently cited as a success story.[48]
  • Midland, Midland Downtown Development
  • Muskegon, Muskegon Main Street
  • Niles, Niles DDA Main Street Program
  • Ortonville, Ortonville DDA
  • Oxford, Oxford DDA
  • Pontiac, City of Pontiac DDA
  • Portland, Main Street Portland
  • Rochester, Rochester DDA
  • Scottville, Scottville Main Street
  • Walled Lake, Walled Lake DDA


A unique approach has been taken in Minnesota to rebrand the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota as "Rethos" - a 501c3 non-profit that works with Main Street communities but also neighborhood groups, developers, and homeowners.[49]

Designated Communities

Network Communities

Other Communities


Scott Barksdale was named state coordinator of the Mississippi Main Street Program then under the state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Mississippi Downtown Development Association.[51] In 1990 six more communities were selected to participate in the program: Cleveland, McComb, Port Gibson, Ocean Springs, Tupelo and Yazoo City.[52]


Missouri has over 160 commercial districts participating in Missouri Main Street. A state-wide non-profit organization was formed in 2004 and recognizes communities in the following categories: Accredited, Associate, Affiliate, and Aspiring. There are 7 accredited communities with the highest level of designation.[53] Gayla Roten has been State Director since November 2007. She is assisted in that role by a staff of six.[54]

Accredited Communities

Associate Communities

Affiliate Communities

Other Communities


Montana Main Street Program was established in 2005 as a collaborative effort between the Community Development Division and the Montana Office of Tourism at the Department of Commerce.[56] Three pilot projects for the program were selected in 2006: Anaconda, Polson, and Red Lodge. Joining them a few years latter were Libby, STevensville, Butte, and Livingston to bring the total up to seven.[57] In 2013 Governor Steve Bullock brought together the Community Development Division of the Montana Office of Tourism and the Montana Department of Commerce in a new effort to help revitalize historic downtowns in Montana, after the Montana Main Street Program had been cut in the 2013 Legislative Session. At the time twenty-one communities were participating in the program.[58]

Certified Programs

  • Butte, Mainstreet Uptown Butte, Inc., member since 2008
  • Stevensville, Stevensville Main Street Association, member since 2008

Affiliate Programs

  • Anaconda, Anaconda Main Street Program, selected as one of three pilot projects for the Montana Main Street Program on April 6, 2006.[59]
  • Baker, member since 2020
  • Billings, member since 2010
  • Boulder, member since 2011
  • Deer Lodge, member since 2012
  • Ekalaka, member since 2020
  • Ennis, member since 2018
  • Glasgow, member since 2008
  • Glendive, member since 2010
  • Hamilton, member since 2014
  • Hardin, member since 2009
  • Havre, member since 2020
  • Helena, member since 2013
  • Libby, Libby Revitalization, Inc., member since 2010
  • Lincoln, member since 2020
  • Livingston, Vision Livingston Downtown Partnership, member since 2019
  • Miles City, member since 2013
  • Polson, Polson CDA - Main Street Project, selected as one of three pilot projects for the Montana Main Street Program on April 6, 2006.[60]
  • Red Lodge, Red Lodge Economic Development Corporation. Revitalization plan was created in 1986.[61] Selected as one of three pilot projects for the Montana Main Street Program on April 6, 2006.[62]
  • Terry, member since 2012
  • Thompson Falls, member since 2014
  • Townsend, member since 2008
  • Twin Bridges, member since 2015
  • Whitehall, member since 2010



No designated programs

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Jersey has two Great American Main Street Award winners: Westfield (2004) and Montclair (2015). Today the Main Street New Jersey coordinating program is operated by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Trenton, New Jersey.

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

New York is one of the few states in the US that does not have a state coordinating program officially recognized by Main Street America. That has not prevented a number of communities from pursuing downtown revitalization, with several that have faithfully followed the Main Street Approach.

Non-Designated Programs

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

No designated programs



  • Ada, Ada Main Street, Inc.
  • Altus, Main Street Altus
  • Ardmore, Ardmore Main Street Authority
  • Cherokee, Cherokee Main Street
  • Claremore, Claremore Main Street
  • Collinsville, Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
  • Duncan, Main Street Duncan, Inc.
  • Durant, Durant Main Street
  • El Reno, El Reno Main Street
  • Enid, Main Street Enid
  • Guymon, Main Street Guymon
  • Hobart, Hobart Main Street
  • Muskogee, Main Street Muskogee
  • Newkirk, Newkirk Main Street Authority
  • Oklahoma City - Stockyards City, Stockyards City Main Street
  • Okmulgee, Okmulgee Main Street
  • Perry, Perry Main Street
  • Ponca City, Ponca City Main Street
  • Poteau, Historic Downtown Poteau
  • Pryor, Pryor Main Street
  • Sapulpa, Sapulpa Main Street
  • Stillwater, Downtown Stillwater Association
  • Tahlequah, Tahlequah Main Street Association
  • Tulsa, East Tulsa Main Street
  • Tulsa, Historic Greenwood District Main Street
  • Tulsa - Tulsa Route 66 Main Street
  • Tulsa - Kendall Whittier, Kendall Whittier Main Street
  • Wilburton, Wilburton Main Street, Inc.
  • Woodward, Woodward Main Street
  • Yukon, Yukon 66 Main Street


There are three levels of designation in Oregon: Performing Main Street, Transforming Downtown, and Exploring Downtown. Today they are 64 Main Street programs in Oregon.[66]

Performing Main Street

  • Albany, Albany Downtown Association
  • Astoria, Astoria Downtown Historic District Association
  • Portland, Alberta Main Street
  • Corvallis, Downtown Corvallis Association
  • [[Estacada , Oregon|Estacada]], Estacada Development Association & Downtown Estacada Commission
  • La Grande, La Grande Main Street Downtown
  • McMinnville, McMinnville Downtown Association
  • Oregon City, Main Street Oregon City
  • Roseburg, Roseburg Town Center

Transforming Downtown

Not Designated - May be Active or Inactive


After the "Main Street Project" concluded in 1979, Pennsylvania was one of the first six states selected for establishment of a statewide coordinating program.[67] Today the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, founded in 1987, is the state coordinating program for Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island[edit]

No designated programs

South Carolina[edit]

The South Carolina Downtown Development Association was formed as a private, nonprofit organization in 1984. Five of the original towns in the South Carolina Main Street Program named in 1984 were Sumter, Chester, Union, Lancaster, and Georgetown.[68] In 1985 they were joined by five more towns: Clinton, Beaufort, Gaffney, Greer, and Seneca.[69] Another five cities were named to the program in 1986: Anderson, Bennettsville, Camden, Conway, and Darlington.[70] A call went out in 1999 for "1,000 Friends of South Carolina" to support the ongoing work of the South Carolina Downtown Development Association. That call for supporters reflected on the effectiveness of a grassroots approach to achieve community revitalization over the past 16 years.[71]

Designated Communities

Non-Designated Communities - may be active or inactive

South Dakota[edit]

One of the three original "Main Street Project" communities was in Hot Springs, South Dakota, from 1977-1979. As of 2021, however, there are no Main Street America designated programs in South Dakota, nor is there an active state coordinating program. Of the downtowns in South Dakota some follow the Main Street Approach, while others are a downtown association or chamber of commerce format.[74]

Non-Designated Communities



After the "Main Street Project" concluded in 1979, Texas one was one of the first six states selected for establishment of a statewide coordinating program. Texas Main Street was established under the Texas Historical Commission and based in Austin, Texas.[78] In 1981, Seguin received a "Resource Team" that spent a week with business and civic leaders, bankers, elected officials, and the newly appointed Main Street Manager. Over the next 3 years plans to rehab several building were aided by a low-interest loan pool established by local banks.[79] Anice Read led the program from the start until she retired in 1996.[80] As of 2021, Debra Drescher leads a 9-person staff serving 88 communities.[81]

  • Amarillo, Center City of Amarillo, Inc.
  • Bastrop, Bastrop Main Street Program
  • Bay City, Bay City Main Street
  • Beaumont, Beaumont Main Street, A Project of BUILD, Inc.
  • Beeville, Beeville Main Street Program
  • Brenham, City of Brenham
  • Bridgeport, Bridgeport Main Street Program
  • Brownsville, Brownsville Main Street Program
  • Buda, Buda Main Street Program
  • Caldwell, Caldwell Main Street Program
  • Canton, Canton Main Street Program
  • Canyon, Canyon Main Street
  • Carthage, Carthage Main Street
  • Celina, Celina Main Street Program
  • Childress, Childress Main Street Program
  • Clarksville, Clarksville Main Street
  • Clifton, Clifton Main Street
  • Colorado City, Colorado City Main Street Program
  • Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Downtown Management District
  • Corsicana, Corsicana Main Street
  • Cotulla, Cotulla Main Street Program
  • Cuero, Cuero Main Street Program
  • Decatur, Decatur Main Street
  • Del Rio, City of Del Rio
  • Denison, Denison Main Street
  • Denton, City of Denton Downtown Development Program
  • Eagle Pass, Eagle Pass Main Street Program
  • Elgin, Elgin Main Street
  • Ennis, Ennis Main Street
  • Farmersville, Farmersville Main Street Program
  • Georgetown, Georgetown Main Street
  • Gladewater, Gladewater Main Street
  • Goliad, Goliad Main Street Project
  • Gonzales, Gonzales Main Street
  • Grand Saline, Grand Saline Main Street Program
  • Grapevine, Grapevine Main Street
  • Greenville, Greenville Main Street
  • Harlingen, Harlingen Downtown Improvement District
  • Henderson, Henderson Main Street Project
  • Hillsboro, Hillsboro Main Street Program
  • Houston Emancipation Avenue
  • Huntsville, Huntsville Main Street Program
  • Kerrville, Kerrville Main Street
  • Kilgore, Kilgore Main Street Program
  • Kingsville, Kingsville Main Street Program
  • La Grange, Main Street LaGrange
  • Laredo, Streets of Laredo Urban Mall
  • Levelland, Main Street Levelland
  • Linden, Linden Main Street
  • Livingston, Livingston Main Street Program
  • Llano, Llano Main Street Program
  • Longview, Longview Partnership
  • Lufkin, Main Street Lufkin
  • Luling, Luling Main Street
  • Marshall, Marshall Main Street Program
  • McKinney, McKinney Main Street
  • Mineola, Mineola Main Street
  • Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Main Street
  • Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Main Street
  • Nacogdoches, Main Street Nacogdoches
  • New Braunfels, New Braunfels Main Street
  • Palestine, Palestine Main Street Program
  • Paris, Paris Main Street Project
  • Pearsall, Pearsall Main Street Program
  • Pharr, City of Pharr
  • Pilot Point, Pilot Point Main Street
  • Pittsburg, Main Street Pittsburg
  • Plainview, City of Plainview
  • Rio Grande City, Rio Grande City Main Street
  • Rockwall, Rockwall Main Street
  • Rosenberg, Rosenberg Main Street
  • Royse City, Royse City Main Street
  • San Angelo, San Angelo Main Street Program
  • San Augustine, Sane Augustine Main Street
  • San Marcos, Main Street San Marcos
  • Sealy, Sealy Main Street
  • Seguin, Seguin Main Street Program
  • Sherman, Sherman Main Street
  • Taylor, Taylor Main Street
  • Temple, Temple Main Street
  • Texarkana, Texarkana Main Street Program
  • Tyler, Heart of Tyler
  • Uvalde, Uvalde Main Street
  • Vernon, Vernon Main Street
  • Victoria, Victoria Main Street
  • Waco, City Center Waco
  • Waxahachie, Main Street Program, City of Waxahachie
  • Weatherford, Weatherford Main Street
  • Winnsboro, Main Street Winnsboro


No designated programs




West Virginia[edit]


Today the state coordinating program is housed within the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation with Errin Welty as the state coordinator.[82]

Designated Communities

  • Ashland, Ashland Main Street, designated 2020
  • Beloit, Downtown Beloit, Inc., designated 1988
  • Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls Main Street, designated 1989
  • Darlington, Darlington Main Street, designated 1996
  • De Pere, Main Street De Pere, Inc., designated 1990
  • Eagle River, Eagle River Main Street Program, designated 1999
  • Fond du Lac, Downtown FDL Partnership, designated 2004
  • Green Bay, On Broadway, Inc., designated 1995
  • Kenosha, Downtown Kenosha, Inc., designated 2014
  • La Crosse, Downtown Main Street, Inc., designated 2013. In 1976 the National Trust for Historic Preservation was involved in advocacy for preservation of the old post office in downtown La Crosse and incorporating this into downtown revitalization plans,[83] though these efforts were ultimately unsuccessful.
  • Ladysmith, Ladysmith Main Street, designated 2013
  • Lake Mills, Lake Mills Main Street, designated, 2006
  • Marshfield, Main Street Marshfield, designated 1990
  • Mayville, Main Street Mayville, designated 2018
  • Menomonie, Main Street of Menomonie, Inc., designated 2015
  • Milwaukee, Historic King Drive, designated 2017
  • Monroe, Monroe Main Street, designated 2005
  • Omro, Future Omro Chamber-Main Street, designated 2011
  • Osceola, Osceola Main Street, designated 1997
  • Platteville, Platteville Main Street Program, designated 1990
  • Port Washington, Port Main Street, Inc., designated 2008
  • Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Chien Main Street, designated 2005
  • Racine, designated 2018
  • Rice Lake, Rice Lake Main Street Association, designated 1991
  • Ripon, Ripon Main Street, designated 1988
  • Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan Falls Main Street. On April 9, 1975, Mary Means, field staff for the National Trust for Historic Preservation spoke on "Preservation is Good Business" to the Sheboygan Falls Downtown Preservation committee.[84], Main Street program designated 1988.
  • Shullsburg, Advance Shullsburg, designated 2016
  • Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay Visitor & Commercial Development, designated 1994
  • Tigerton, Tigerton Main Street, Inc., designated 1993
  • Tomahawk, Tomahawk Main Street, Inc., designated 2008
  • Two Rivers, Two Rivers Main Street Program, designated 1996
  • Viroqua, Viroqua Chamber Main Street, designated 1989
  • Watertown, Watertown Main Street Program, designated 2000
  • Wausau, Main Street Wausau, designated 2002
  • West Allis, Downtown West Allis BID, designated 2001

Other Communities



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