The Main Street Difference
Michigan Main Street (MMS) assists communities interested in revitalizing and preserving their traditional commercial district. In 2020, Boyne City, MI was named the winner of the 2020 Great American Main Street Award, a national competition that recognizes exceptional Main Street communities each year. Two years prior, the city of Howell, MI was named the 2018 Great American Main Street winner for its achievement in transforming the downtown district into a cultural destination through community-driven economic development and placemaking efforts.
Learn more about the Michigan Main Street Program
MMS provides technical assistance for communities desiring to develop their own local Main Street program by utilizing the Main Street Approach™ – a common-sense approach to tackling the complex issues of revitalization by capitalizing on downtown’s history and identifying the unique assets of the community itself.
Main Street Overview & Guidelines
Is the Michigan Main Street Program right for your community? Read over the program overview and guidelines for more information.
Main Street Process
Interested in participating in the Michigan Main Street Program? Find more details about the process here.
Main Street Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for additional guidance about the Main Street program? Find more information in our frequently asked questions.
This online library includes MMS guides and tools that provide resources and guidance for implementing the Main Street Approach in your community.
Main Street Online Training Series
Michigan communities or partner organizations have opportunity to learn more about the Main Street program through a free online training series.
Main Street Impact Reports
The Main Street Program has a proven track record of generating robust economic impacts within local communities. Find more details about the impact of the Main Street Program in participating communities here.
Reopen Main Street
We’re taking a look ahead at “new reality” possibilities and working to compile potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations as we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase.
Michigan Main Street Communities
Michigan Main Street (MMS) assists communities interested in revitalizing and preserving their traditional commercial district. Use the interactive map on the left to view all current Main Street Communities.