Main Street programs are more than having great events and making downtown look better. At its core, Main Street is an economic development tool that enhances the tax base of a community, fosters entrepreneurship, builds community capacity, and creates partnerships among key groups in a community.
In 2022, Main Street Alabama launched the Aspiring tier with Russellville being selected as the pilot community. At this level, communities receive training and resources to strengthen their organizational foundation including volunteer development, and economic impact training.
Main Street is a proven strategy for revitalization.
Main Street Alabama was launched in 2013.
Main Street is a unique preservation based economic development program.
Our Main Streets are places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work and play.
Main Street is a powerful network of linked communities.
Our Main Streets tell us who we are, who we were and how the past has shaped us.