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.  

2018 NC Main Street Accredited Programs

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.

2018 NC Main Street Accredited Programs

1. Albemarle
2. Belmont
3. Boone
4. Brevard
5. Burlington
6. Cherryville
7. Clinton
8. Concord  
9. Edenton 10. Elizabeth City
11. Elkin
12. Garner
13. Goldsboro 14. Hendersonville 15. Hickory 16. Kings Mountain
17. Lenoir 18. Lexington 19. Lincolnton 20. Lumberton 21. Marion 22. Monroe 23. Morehead City 24. Morganton
25. Mount Airy
26. New Bern
27. Newton
28. North Wilkesboro
29. Oxford
30. Roanoke Rapids
31. Roxboro
32. Rutherfordton
33. Salisbury
34. Sanford
35. Shelby
36. Smithfield
37. Spruce Pine
38. Statesville
39. Sylva
40. Tryon
41. Valdese
42. Wake Forest
43. Waxhaw
44. Waynesville
45. Williamston
46. Wilson

2018 NC Main Street Affiliate Programs
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.

2018 NC Main Street Affiliate Programs

1. Aberdeen
2. Angier
3. Ayden
4. Benson
5. Bessemer City
6. Eden
7. Elon
8. Forest City
9. Fuquay-Varina
10. Hertford
11. Kinston
12. Laurinburg
13. Mocksville
14. Mooresville
15. Reidsville
16. Rocky Mount
17. Sparta
18. Tarboro
19. Troy
20. Washington

NC Main Street - Designation Years
DAC program Acceptance Years

As of 7.18.18

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.

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