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A healthy, thriving downtown district is an asset to any community. A downtown embodies a community's unique past and hope for a prosperous future.

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Network Members

Arab, Ashford, Ashland, Attalla, Boaz, Centreville, Clanton, Daphne, Demopolis, Ensley, Five Points South-Birmingham, Five Points West-Birmingham, Hartselle, Irondale, LaFayette, Lanett, Lineville, Luverne, Madison, Ozark, Piedmont, Prattville, Russellville, Sylacauga, Tarrant, Thomasville, Tuskegee, York

A vital downtown core:

  • Reflects community prosperity and pride
  • Represents a significant portion of the community's tax base
  • Offers convenience and service
  • Reduces sprawl by concentrating retail in one area, thus using community resources wisely
  • Protects property values in surrounding residential neighborhoods
  • Becomes a prominent employment center

The traditional downtown business districts is an ideal location for independent businesses, which in turn:

  • Helps keep profits in town
  • Supports other local businesses and services
  • Supports other local family-owned businesses
  • Supports local community projects and schools
  • Provides a diverse economic foundation

If you are a community just starting a downtown revitalization program, our Network is for you. This is a great opportunity for those looking to network and attend training on the downtown redevelopment process, but yet seeking in-depth services.

Network - $500 Annual Fee

For communities just starting a downtown revitalization effort and those that want to network with other communities and attend training on the downtown redevelopment process but are not yet seeking in-depth services.

Services

Technical Assistance

  • 5 hours telephone or electronic consultation with Main Street Alabama staff
  • On-site initial presentation to introduce the Main Street program
  • Eligible to purchase additional services at Network rates

Training

  • Full-day workshops on revitalization trends, tools and best practices from around the country, at a discounted rate of $100/person for Network communities. Each training session provides take-home-and-put-to-use information, from how to do promotions that work, to understanding community-initiated development and learning to manage the changes in your downtown. Training sessions are held quarterly in Designated Main Street communities around the state.

Educational Resources

  • Access to Main Street Alabama resource library
  • Receive regular e-mail communications from Main Street Alabama so you know what’s up in the downtown redevelopment field

Special Events & Networking

  • Interact at quarterly training with others from across the state who are working on downtown redevelopment projects, sharing information and support

Submit application:

Mail:  Complete brochure and mail with $500 payment to, Main Street Alabama, 880 Montclair Road, Suite 245, Birmingham, AL 35213.  

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