The Benefits of Main Street

Below is a partial listing of the many benefits Main Street brings to our community.

For Property Owners

  • Increased occupancy rates
  • Rent stabilization or increase
  • Increased property values
  • Increases stability
  • Reduced vandalism / crime
  • Assistance with tax credits, grants, loan programs, design and cooperative maintenance.
  • Communication medium with other property owners
  • Better image
  • New uses on upper floors

For Retail Business Owners

  • Increased sales
  • Improved image
  • Increased value of business
  • Coordinated efforts between local businesses and franchises
  • Quality of business life
  • Educational opportunities (seminars, workshops)
  • Increased traffic
  • District marketing strategies (promotion and advertising)
  • Better business mix
  • New market groups downtown
  • Have needs / issues addressed

For Service Business Owners

  • Image / building improvements
  • New / renewed / repeated exposure
  • Increased variety of services
  • Healthier economy generates new / more business
  • Increased competition means more aggressive business styles
  • Tapping leakage
  • Increased population, new customers
  • Improved image creates new market

For Local Residents and Consumers

  • Community pride
  • Enhanced marketplace (better shopping and the benefits of shopping locally)
  • Social / cultural activities
  • Opportunities to keep kids in town
  • Better communication
  • Political advocate
  • Home values increase