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Why Michigan Main Street Matters
Gain first-hand knowledge about why investing in downtowns is critical and how communities across Michigan have enacted Main Street’s Four Point comprehensive approach to community-based revitalization, historic preservation, and economic vitality to support the continued success of their downtown districts.
Michigan Main Street Impact and Legacy
From transformations of commercial districts to communities revitalizations across the state, Michigan Main Street’s dedicated economic efforts over the decades have been leading economic growth in downtowns across the state. This impact report highlights the many ways in which MMS Communities support economic growth, contribute to the state’s tax base, and foster social ties, communities, and culture.
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.
Celebrating 20 Years of Building Stronger Communities through Michigan Main Street
Beginning in 2003 as a Main Street America Coordinating Program, Michigan Main Street (MMS) has assisted communities across Michigan interested in revitalizing and preserving their historic traditional downtowns or commercial districts. The work of the MMS program has impacted communities across the state, while also receiving national recognition.Read more
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.
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.