Main Street is a national movement that has spanned three decades and taken root in more than 2,000 communities – a movement that has spurred $56 billion in reinvestment in traditional commercial districts, galvanized thousands of volunteers, and changed the way governments, planners, and developers view preservation.

Over the past 34 years, the National Main Street Center has overseen the development of a national network of 46 coordinating programs. Helping cities, towns, and villages revitalize their downtown and neighborhood business districts utilizing the Main Street Four-Point Approach®.

The Main Street Four-Point Approach® is a unique preservation-based organizing framework of good Design, Economic Development, Organization and Promotional practices that enable communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets.