The Main Street program executive director coordinates activities within a downtown or commercial district revitalization program that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. He/she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, and documentation of the Main Street program. The program director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate. In addition, the program director should help guide the organization as its objectives evolve.Read More
JOIP intern Brittany Grady reflects on how her placement organization Jasper Main Street is transforming small town life in Jasper, AL. Part of a series of thought pieces from our interns embedded in communities across Alabama.Read More
JOIP intern Shana Oshinskie reflects on her home for the summer, Marion, its new status as a Main Street Alabama community, and what that means for the future of its citizens. Part of a series of thought pieces from our interns embedded in communities across Alabama.Read More
This Is Alabama celebrates Alabama's amazing people, places and culture through stories, photos and videos. Main Street Alabama is revitalizing downtowns -- and creating opportunitiesRead More
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Marion, Alabama will soon be joining 20 other cities across the state in becoming a “Designated Main Street Community” concentrating on revitalizing their historic commercial districtsRead More
Main Street Alabama has been an economic engine for the state since 2009, revitalizing downtown districts throughout the state. But a new national pilot program offered through the organization may bring hope to urban centers.Read More
BIRMINGHAM- Marion has been selected to join the ranks of 20 other cities across the state as a Designated Main Street Community concentrating on revitalizing their historic commercial districts. Through a rigorous five-month application process the community has proven consensus, capacity and the community engagement necessary to launch and sustain a Main Street program.For Immediate Release - June 1, 2017
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Main Street Alabama has selected Marion as its newest Designated Main Street community for commercial revitalization of its historic district.
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Downtown Main Streets are an important component of any historic downtown, and the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation conference guests and speakers are well aware of it.
Welcome to the inaugural edition of State of Main, the annual publication of Main Street America! Serving as both an annual report and an industry journal, State of Main provides a detailed look back on all that we have accomplished together this year, as well as a platform to explore cutting edge ideas and trends in the commercial district revitalization field.Read More
Governor Robert Bentley returned to his hometown of Columbiana Wednesday evening to mark the city's designation as a Main Street Community.Read More
COLUMBIANA, AL (WBRC) -
Governor Robert Bentley was back in his hometown Wednesday night for a special downtown celebration.
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) – Governor Robert Bentley celebrated good news in his hometown on Wednesday, as Columbiana is receiving a little outside help.Read More
MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WBMA) — Montevallo is quiet in the summer but Becky Cox-Rodgers still sees the occasional art student from the University of Montevallo.Read More
Main Street Alabama is taking a regional approach toward downtown revitalization through a new partnership with the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments.Read More
As the historic Elba Theatre sat empty for decades, the city was making plans to revive it. The decision was ultimately made this year to make it a cultural arts center.Read More
Heflin, along with Columbiana, Montevallo and Wetumpka, has joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.Read More
The City of Montevallo is teaming up with Main Street Alabama, a statewide organization, to publicize what it has to offer.Read More
Main Street Alabama and the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) announce a new partnership utilizing the nationally known Main Street 4-Point Approach® in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties.Read More
Main Street Alabama has picked four new cities for its comprehensive downtown revitalization effort.Read More
Four new towns, Columbiana, Heflin, Montevallo and Wetumpka -- have joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.Read More
The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce that Laramie Main Street Alliance, Main Street Alabama and REV Birmingham are the recipients of the 2016 Innovation on Main Street awards. This award recognizes Main Street organizations for successful, sustainable initiatives that represent new approaches to an existing downtown revitalization challenge or opportunity.
“We are particularly proud of the Innovation on Main Street awardees as they provide clear evidence that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in historic commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, president and CEO of the National Main Street Center. “We commend these programs for going outside of the tried and true to find new revitalization solutions that can benefit the entire Main Street movement.”
At Bevill State Community College of Jasper Thursday night, the community was invited to “flourish” with downtown Jasper at the Jasper Main Street Birthday Party, as efforts continue to prosper and revitalize the historic district.Read More
Birmingham, AL. – Charles Goodrich, Jr. of Timberline Investments has been elected Chair of the Main Street Alabama Board of Directors. Goodrich served two years on the board prior to accepting his new role as Chair and follows Barbara Patton of Opelika and Charles Ball of Birmingham in leading the organization. Goodrich is the Managing Director of Timberline Venture Capital Investments.
A Jasper Main Street branding campaign will begin next Wednesday at First Bank of Jasper.Read More
Main Street is a proven strategy for revitalization.