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
If you're looking for leadership in how to enhance public spaces in Main Street communities, look no further than Opelika. The Railroad Town is one of four sites in America hosting two-day conferences for Main Street managers to consider that topic.Read More
Downtown districts are the heartbeat of any city. Many are the "jewel in the crown" of the city. I am most proud of the downtown districts in our Member cities. They are vibrant, active and demonstrate the important aspects of community spirit and community integrity.Read More
Coming to The Square with her grandparents is one of Dana Hickman’s first memories.Read More
Gulf Coast Reporters League Business Quarterly finds Gulf Coast cities are seeing a rebirth of urban cores, a change from the past- pp 20-36Read More
Chicago - The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are launching Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities, a series of intensive trainings designed to strengthen and expand Main Street’s capacity for implementing Placemaking strategies and public space improvements.Read More
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) are launching Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities, a series of intensive trainings designed to strengthen and expand Main Street’s capacity for implementing placemaking strategies and public space improvements.Read More
Birmingham- Main Street Alabama is pleased to announce Patricia “Trisha” Black as the new Field Services Specialist. Trisha will bring seven years of Main Street experience as the Spirit of Athens Executive Director to twenty-four Main Street Alabama Downtown Network Communities. These communities have each elected to begin a downtown revitalization program and are in the beginning phase of the process. Main Street communities follow the Four Point Approach®, a national model with a 35 year proven record. The approach focuses on Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Vitality simultaneously to revitalize historic commercial districts.Read More
Main Street Alabama was honored to participate at the White House Convening on Rural Placemaking on November 17th.Read More
Alabama is fortunate, indeed. Corporate leaders such as Google, Remington, Airbus and countless more are choosing to locate in our
state creating jobs and supporting communities.
Our Main Streets are places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work and play.