What is the Main Street Program?A Main Street Program is a collaborative effort between thepublic and private sectors focused on the revitalization andrestoration of the downtown commercial core. The programis designed around the Main Street Four-Point Approach ® Organization, Promotion, Design & Economic Restructuring
ORGANIZATION The Organization committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff and program-of-work in good shape by attracting people and money to the organization. The Organization Committee is responsible for managing the financial and logistical aspects of the organization.
PROMOTION creates Fun and Excitement The Promotions Committee Sells a positive image of Downtown Commerce’s unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors.
DESIGN Means getting Downtown into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assetsDesign Committee Programs:Façade Grant Program - Financial InstitutionsCollaborationDowntown Beautification Banner Program, Flowers, Seasonal DecorationsHistoric Preservation Planning Design Guidelines, Preservation of Historic Buildings, Education through special events and literature such as the Walking Tour.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING The Economic Restructuring Committee identifies new market opportunities for the commercial district. There are five major responsibilities for the Economic Restructuring Committee. • Learning about the district’s current economic condition and identifying opportunities for market growth. • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones. • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings. • Developing financial incentives and capital for building rehabilitations and business development. • Monitoring the economic performance of the district.
PROGRAMS: ECONOMICRESTRUCTURING Business Mix Plan/Map Maintain up-to-date Property Inventory Business Retention Program Small Business Seminar Series, Financial Incentives, SBDC, etc. Business Recruitment Program Updated solicitation packet, State-wide Tours, Financial Incentives, etc. Welcome package for new residents