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
Atmore, along with several other communities in the southern Alabama region, will be joining together to begin work toward becoming a part of the Main Street Alabama Program.Read More
Downtown Jasper is one step closer to becoming a designated Main Street Alabama city. The program, which serves to revitalize downtown communities in Alabama, could bring a visionary approach for the area — but there is a process.Read More
A campaign to turn downtowns into the economic engines they once were has reached another 7 locales in southwest Alabama. The communities of Atmore, Brewton, Butler, Evergreen, Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville recently joined the community revitalization program Main Street Alabama.Read More
Main Street Alabama Launches Regional Approach to Downtown Redevelopment in Coastal Gateway Region
Birmingham - Main Street Alabama and the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance have announced a new partnership with a regional spin utilizing the nationally known Main Street 4-Point Approach®.
Main Street Alabama kicked off an intensive study of Decatur this month as it works to help the city become a "Designated Main Street" community.
The organization, which tapped Decatur, Oxford and Monroeville last summer for its community and economic development program, hosted an organizational meeting with the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Downtown Professionals Network in Franklin, Tenn.
Main Street Alabama, a nonprofit organization that strategizes how to revitalize cities, held a strategy workshop last week to present its findings to the community.
Main Street Alabama, a nonprofit organization with a knack for revitalizing downtown areas, was in town this week to evaluate the heart of Selma and determine what we can do to strengthen the Queen City.
Main Street Alabama launches Building Better Downtowns: A Blueprint for Success campaign
The Fort Payne Downtown Merchants Association wants to partner with a downtown revitalization organization that has a proven track record.Read More
The Fort Payne City Council will hold a work session tonight to hear a presentation from representatives from Main Street Alabama.Read More
The Downtown Merchant’s Association recently met with a representative from Main Street Alabama to discuss Fort Payne becoming a Designated Main Street town.Read More
MONTGOMERY – Main Street Alabama recently recognized community organizations implementing strong revitalization efforts across the state. Florence Main Street was among those receiving accolades. Florence Main Street focuses much effort on enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of downtown Florence. They earned four Awards for Excellence for the programs and services they provide for downtown Florence and other nearby neighborhood business districts.Read More
After months of gathering information and conducting interviews, Main Street Alabama presented its findings to MainStreet Alexander City, area businesses and city officials Thursday morning.Read More
Our Main Streets tell us who we are, who we were and how the past has shaped us.