Main Street

Washington State Main Street Program

Washington Main Street helps communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown districts using the successful Main Street Approach®, a comprehensive revitalization strategy built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes.

About Washington Main Street

COVID-19 Response

Washington Main Street and the local programs across the state that make this network what it is are working to creatively and consistently support small businesses during this time. Right now, we are focused on:

  • Communication – Finding and digesting relevant information to help nonprofits and small businesses
  • Facilitation – Helping Main Streeters in Washington State connect to each other
  • Partnerships – Gathering information about the needs on the ground to help inform state and national decision-makers

We are also planning for:

  • Organizational Resiliency – Creating resources that will help ensure our state’s local Main Street programs can continue their crucial work
  • Economic Vitality – Technical assistance to address our communities’ long-term economic needs

Main Street is more important now than ever – the innovation and generosity coming out of your organizations and small businesses continues to inspire us. The situation is changing daily, but we are committed to working and adapting alongside your communities through this crisis. Please feel free to download our most recent In the Moment guides, chock full of best practices from across the state. We also invite you to visit our COVID-19 page to link to national and statewide resources:

COVID-19 Resources

Downtown Revitalization

Using local resources and initiative, Washington Main Street helps communities develop their own strategies to stimulate long term economic growth and civic pride. We provide access to information, help getting focused, and community support and guidance to individuals and organizations interested in downtown revitalization.

Visit our Resources page to learn more about the following tools and programs:

  • Main Street Approach
  • Washington Main Street Handbook
  • Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program
  • Historic Preservation Tools
  • RevitalizeWA Conference
  • Mentorship Program
  • Excellence on Main Awards

Revitalization Resources

Main Street Network

Local organizations in Washington State dedicated to downtown revitalization can join the Washington State Main Street Program at either the Main Street Community or Affiliate level. Learn more about joining WSMSP here.

Main Street Community Profiles