NC Main Street Success Stories

Since the program began in 1980, North Carolina Main Street downtowns have experienced:

  • A gain of $2.25 billion in new investment*,
  • A net gain of 18,000 jobs* and 4,600 businesses*, and
  • Renovation of 4,987* buildings and 5,045 facades*.

* As of June 2015

Read more details in the press release.

Nationally, Main Street communities have had more than $59.6 billion of cumulative public and private investment in their downtowns.

You can read more about the NC Main Street Center's latest program activities and community accomplishments in the 2015 Main Street Annual Report.

2015 NC Main Street Award Winners and Champions

In late 2015, outstanding downtown projects from active NC Main Street communities were entered in the NC Main Street Awards competition and judged by a panel of downtown professionals. At the same time, active NC Main Street programs were given the opportunity to designate as Main Street Champions individuals who had made significant contributions to the success of their local downtowns. Award Winners and Champions were honored at the annual NC Main Street Awards ceremony in Goldsboro on March 17 & 18, 2016.

View the Awards and Champions Videos

**2016 Award Winners and Champions will be honored in March 2017 during the annual NC Main Street Conference in Shelby.

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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