Small Town Main Street Program

The Small Town Main Street program addresses the growing number of small, rural towns that need downtown development assistance but are not likely, due to size or resource limitations, to pursue the regular Main Street program. Selected communities receive on-site technical assistance from the Small Town Main Street staff including:

  • Organizational development
  • Market analysis
  • Business assistance
  • Promotions
  • Design

While we will no longer take new communities into the Small Town Main Street Program, we have 30 active Small Town Main Street communities.

For additional information on the Small Town Main Street program, contact:

    • Liz Parham, CMSM, Director, NC Main Street Center
      4346 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4346
      Email: lparham@nccommerce.com
      Telephone: (919) 814-4658

Small Town Main Street Program - Designation Years
As of 2.5.2018

2013: Belhaven (STMS), Hayesville (STMS), Marshville (STMS), Mayodan (STMS), Robersonville (STMS)
2012: Richlands (STMS), Saluda (STMS)
2011: Pittsboro (STMS), Troutman (STMS), Warrenton (STMS)
2010: Plymouth (STMS), Scotland Neck (STMS)
2009: LaGrange (STMS), Wilkesboro (STMS)
2008: Angier (STMS), West Jefferson (STMS), Granite Falls (STMS), Roseboro (STMS)
2006: Fairmont (STMS), Mount Gilead (STMS)
2005: Walnut Cove (STMS)
2004: Spring Home (STMS)
2003: Mount Olive (STMS)

NC Main Street & Small Town Main Street Program - Designation Years
DAC program Acceptance Years
As of 2.5.2018

MS = Main Street
STMS = Small Downtown Main Street
DAC = Downtown Associate Community


2017: Aberdeen (MS), Asheboro (DAC), Dunn (DAC), Henderson (DAC)
2016: Troy (MS)
2015: Ayden (MS), Benson (MS), Bessemer City (MS), Cherryville (MS), Elizabethtown (MS), Tryon (MS), Valdese (MS), Waxhaw (MS), Williamston (MS), Elon (DAC), Laurinburg (DAC)
2013: Belhaven (STMS), Hayesville (STMS), Marshville (STMS), Mayodan (STMS), Robersonville (STMS)
2012: Richlands (STMS), Saluda (STMS)
2011: Pittsboro (STMS), Troutman (STMS), Warrenton (STMS)
2010: Plymouth (STMS), Scotland Neck (STMS)
2009: Garner (MS), Kings Mountain (MS), Roanoke Rapids (MS), LaGrange (STMS), Wilkesboro (STMS)
2008: Angier (STMS), West Jefferson (STMS), Granite Falls (STMS), Roseboro (STMS)
2006: Clayton (MS), Fuquay-Varina (MS), Hickory (MS), Wake Forest (MS), Fairmont (STMS), Mount Gilead (STMS)
2005: Walnut Cove (STMS)
2004: Spring Home (STMS)
2003: Eden (MS), Edenton (MS), Forest City (MS), Marion (MS), Mount Olive (STMS)
2000: Belmont (MS), Hertford (MS), North Wilkesboro (MS), Morehead City (MS)
1998: Elkin (MS), Oxford (MS), Monroe (MS), Sparta (MS)
1995: Lincolnton (MS), Roxboro (MS), Sylva (MS)
1993: Albemarle (MS), Boone (MS), Brevard (MS), Lexington (MS)
1991: Mocksville (MS), Spruce Pine (MS)
1990: Concord (MS), Newton (MS), Rutherfordton (MS)
1988: Burlington (MS), Elizabeth City (MS), Lumberton (MS), Mooresville (MS), Mount Airy (MS)
1986: Hendersonville (MS), Kinston (MS), Smithfield (MS), Waynesville (MS)
1984: Goldsboro (MS), Lenoir (MS), Reidsville (MS), Sanford (MS)
1982: Clinton (MS), Morganton (MS), Statesville (MS), Rocky Mount (MS), Wilson (MS)
1980: New Bern (MS), Salisbury (MS), Shelby (MS), Tarboro (MS), Washington (MS)


       

      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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