NC Main Street Communities & Designations

Receiving Main Street America status is a prestigious designation. While every local "affiliate" Main Street program can work toward accreditation, not every Main Street program receives it. Each year NC Main Street program participants submit documentation of their work to the NC Main Street Center staff.   After careful review the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center Director submits a list of eligible programs to the National Main Street Center. The National Main Street Center reviews each state's recommendation and then releases the names of programs that have met the requirements for a "accredited" status.  

 
The Main Street America accreditation process evaluates local Main Street programs according to 10 performance standards and provides national recognition to those that meet these standards. Main Street coordinating programs evaluate their local programs each year and submit their eligible programs to the National Main Street Center. We annually release our list of accredited programs. To learn more about the national accreditation process, click here.

2017 NC Main Street Accredited Programs

Belmont
Boone
Brevard
Cherryville
Clinton
Concord  
Eden
Edenton
Elkin
Garner
Goldsboro Hendersonville Hickory Kings Mountain Lenoir Lexington Lumberton Marion Monroe Morganton
North Wilkesboro
Rocky Mount
Roanoke Rapids
Roxboro
Rutherfordton
Salisbury
Sanford
Shelby
Smithfield
Spruce Pine
Statesville
Sylva
Tryon
Valdese
Wake Forest
Waxhaw
Waynesville
Williamston
Wilson


Main Street America™ Affiliates are programs that have demonstrated a commitment to achieving meaningful economic, social, physical, and organizational improvements in downtowns or neighborhood commercial districts. These are organizations that have committed to comprehensive revitalization and undertake ongoing efforts to achieve meaningful community outcomes.

2017 NC Main Street Affiliate Programs

Albermarle
Ayden
Benson
Bessemer City
Burlington
Clayton
Elizabeth City
Elizabethtown
Forest City
Fuquay-Varina
Hertford
Kinston
Lincolnton
Mocksville
Mooresville
Morehead City
Mount Airy
Newton
Oxford
Reidsville
Tarboro
Troy
Washington

NC Main Street Program - Designation Years

*These communities moved from our Small Town Main Street program to Main Street in July 2015.

**inactive

***This community moved from our Small Town Main Street program to Main Street in July 2016.

View the designated communities on a map.



NC Main Street is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. 

As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, NC Main Street helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

National Trust for Historic Preservation,® Main Street® and Four-Point Approach® are registered trademarks of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.





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