NC Main Street Success Stories

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

  • A gain of $2.754 billion in new investment

  • A net gain of 23,472 jobs

  • A net gain of 5,883 new businesses

  • 6,095 building renovations

  • 6,337 facade improvements

Press Releases

Annual Report
NC Annual Awards
NC Main Street Champions


Read About This Year's Award Winners and Watch Conference Award Videos


Best Public-Private Partnership in Downtown Revitalization

·       Goldsboro - Goldsboro Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

·       Wake Forest - Friday Night on White

Best Innovation

·       Clayton - The Paper Company Project

·       Goldsboro - Cool Projects       


Best Downtown Special Event or Event Series

·       Elizabeth City - SPLASH Week

·       Newton - Foothills Folk Art Festival

Best Image-Building Campaign

·       Garner - Downtown Garner Branding & Website Refresh


Best Adaptive Reuse Project

·       Roxboro – Hall’s Way

·       Wilson – 200 Block of South Street & 217 Brew Works

Best Endangered Properties Rescue Effort

·       Goldsboro - John Street Properties


Best Historic Rehabilitation Project

·       Elkin - Maggy’s Place

·       Garner - Full Bloom Coffee Roasters-Café Renovation

·       Goldsboro - Goldsboro Drug Company Building

·       Tryon - Rehabilitation of the Missildines, Bank & Jackson Buildings

·       Wilson - City Administration Building in the Rountree-Roney-Brett House-206 W. Nash Street

Best Façade Rehabilitation Project for More Than $15,000

·       Boone -  Appalachian Theatre of the High Country Façade Renovation

Best Façade Rehabilitation Project for $15,000 or Less

·       Smithfield - 224-228 East Market Street

Best Outdoor Space Improvement

·       Sanford - Downtown Sanford Streetscape  

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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