Main Street

Main Street is a comprehensive, community-based approach to revitalizing downtowns and central business districts, which has been applied across the United States since the early '80s. For a program history about Main Street, click here.

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) serves as the official State Coordinating Program for Main Street, while the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) provides funding and management of Main Street in Pennsylvania.

Main Street in Pennsylvania

Our commonwealth has several dozen Main Street programs, all of which feature a unique programmatic focus and appreciation of their respective region. To view a map of Pennsylvania's Main Street's, click here.

How can I get involved?

Main Street Reinvestment Statistics

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Main Street Spotlight

Why Are Artists Flocking to Oil City?


Oil City has gushed before. And it has burned.

Located in Northwest Pennsylvania’s Venango County, Oil City was once a center for petroleum exploration in the 1850s.  The city experi...

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