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.
Fort Payne Main Street
Communities thrive in the ‘Shark Tank’Read More
After interviews with community members and leaders this week, the Main Street Alabama team presented their initial findings for what a revitalized downtown Jasper could be like and provided some of the steps to make it a reality.Read More
After gathering information from area community members this week to determine how to best revitalize downtown Jasper, officials with Main Street Alabama are preparing to announce their initial findings.Read More
The City of Elba wasn't only celebrating the upcoming 4th of July weekend but also their city and its future plans of revitalization.Read More
With downtown Jasper recently being named as a Main Street city, the process to revitalizing the historic downtown district moved forward Tuesday as a board was officially put in place to spearhead the project.Read More
Residents and visitors want more food, alcohol and entertainment in downtown Decatur, a survey released Tuesday found.Read More
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT)- Downtown Fort Payne is one of three communities in the state of Alabama to be honored with the Main Street Alabama designation. The organization follows a renowned approach to revitalizing communities.Read More
The Downtown Jasper Business Association has a celebration planned.Read More
Believe it or not, a newcomer to Oxford walking from the Oxford Performing Arts Center towards Main Street can easily get lost. Not lost in person, mind you, but certainly lost in history. The buildings, with their diversity and charm, provide a tangible and visible record of the town’s past.Read More
Main Street Alabama hopes to bring new jobs, businesses and visitors back to Fort Payne through its downtown revitalization program.Read More
ECA is pleased to announce
the cities of Elba and Fort Payne have been designated as Main Street Communities! Elba and
Fort Payne join a long list of ECA member cities including Alexander City, Athens, Decatur, Dothan, Florence and Opelika all of which currently participate in Main Street Alabama. Elba and Fort Payne
will begin work on revitalizing their downtown commercial
cores utilizing Main Street’s organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.
The three newly selected communities will be tasked with revitalizing their downtown areas by incorporating a specific four-point approach from Main Street Alabama that will focus on organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.Read More
Elba, along with Fort Payne and Jasper, joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.
Main Street Alabama officially announced Monday, June 1, that the three cities had been chosen to be designated Main Street Alabama communities. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization that uses a national model with a 30-year track record of success, selected the towns through a competitive application process.
With lots of effort comes a big recognition. Elba was selected as a designated Main Street Alabama community, along with Fort Payne and Jasper.Read More
Jasper has joined the list of Main Street Alabama’s designated communities, local leaders announced Monday.Read More
Jasper has joined a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization.Read More
Main Street Alabama is pleased to announce Elba, Fort Payne and Jasper as newly Designated Main Street communities. They join Alexander City, Anniston, Athens, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Gadsden, Eufaula, Florence, Monroeville, Opelika, Oxford and Selma, and will begin work on revitalizing their downtown commercial cores utilizing the proven Main Street Four Point Approach® focusing on Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring.
A press conference with minimal fanfare was held Wednesday to officially announce Spirit of Athens’ designation as a program accredited by the national Main Street organization.Read More
Main Street Alabama announces of its programs have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. AlexanderCity, Athens, Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Monroeville and Oxford each received the national accreditation.Read More
Our Main Streets tell us who we are, who we were and how the past has shaped us.