Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape and capitalizing on its best assets.
Economic Restructuring means finding new or better purposes for Main Street enterprises.
Promotion means selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects.
Organization means getting everyone working towards common goals.
Main Street: A Four-Point Approach
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.