The North Carolina Main Street Center promotes downtown revitalization based on economic development within the context of historic preservation, a concept developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that has proven successful in more than a thousand smaller communities across the country. The North Carolina Main Street program helps small towns to recognize and preserve their historic fabric, and using local resources, build on their unique characteristics to create vibrant central business districts that meet the needs of today's communities.
Providing technical assistance in downtown revitalization, the North Carolina Main Street Center offers two programs that work with selected towns across the state: Main Street, which focuses on communities under 50,000 that have downtown managers, and Small Town Main Street, which provides guidance to local committees in communities under 7,500 that do not have downtown managers.
For additional information contact:
Liz Parham, Director
NC Office of Urban Development
4313 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4314
Fax: (919) 571-4951