What is Main Street
Over the past 30 years, the Main Street movement has established an excellent history of transforming the way communities think about the revitalization and management of their downtowns. Cities and towns across the nation have come to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core. The Charlevoix Main Street program is based on a positive force of community volunteers; business/property owners, residents, students, retirees and grass-roots participants all of whom wish to preserve, enhance, and promote our historic downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy. In March of this year Charlevoix was awarded the honor to participate in the Michigan Main Street program which offers, to specially chosen communities, five years of intensive technical assistance with a focus on revitalization strategies for their downtown central business district. This program is designed to attract new residents, business investment, economic growth and job creation.
For more information please contact www.charlevoixmainstreet.org.