Main Street Consulting Services

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Helping Communities and Organizations Identify Revitalization Issues and Develop Successful Solutions

The National Main Street Center, Inc., (NMSC) consulting and training services help communities meet the challenges and opportunities facing their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.  Our goal is to provide communities with the tools and information for successful, sustainable revitalization.  We work with each client to design services that meet local needs and resources.

Our skills and expertise help communities develop and strengthen community-based commercial district revitalization efforts and implement highly effective, successful revitalization projects. 

Main Street Consulting Services staff offers a comprehensive range of services to traditional downtowns and neighborhood business districts in cities, small towns, high-growth communities, and inner-ring suburbs.  We provide consulting, technical assistance, and training to new and existing Main Street programs, business improvement districts, community development corporations, downtown development authorities, chambers of commerce, and municipal governments. 

Our staff work with all types of communities in all stages of revitalization.  By working with NMSC, your community gets the benefit of decades of expertise, in-the-trenches knowledge, and proven revitalization expertise – straight from the original Main Street source!

Services

NMSC offers a range of consulting and training services to help communities identify revitalization issues and develop successful solutions.  We provide basic and advanced training, analysis, and consultation on commercial district revitalization topics – all customized to local needs and resources.  Our services and training seminars address the following areas of commercial district revitalization: 

  • Business retention and recruitment
  • Market analysis
  • Funding for revitalization
  • Parking
  • Vision and strategic planning
  • Business district and historic preservation
  • Small business assistance
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Property development
  • Revitalization program operation
  • Planning and zoning

Staff

NMSC staff has extensive, hands-on experience in commercial district revitalization.  Each staff member is well-versed in general revitalization issues and specialty subject areas.  All National Trust Main Street Center field staff work with a variety of communities of different populations, demographics, economic conditions, and markets.  When delivering services, we work with the community to understand local needs and dynamics and to develop targeted, workable solutions for implementation.

For more information on Main Street Consulting Services, please contact the Center at (202) 588-6219 or mainstreet@savingplaces.org.

For Communities

Meet the challenges and opportunities facing downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

Obtain the tools and information for successful, sustainable revitalization. We work with each client to design services that meet local needs and resources.

Develop and strengthen community-based commercial district revitalization efforts and implement highly effective, successful revitalization projects.

NMSC works with all types of communities in all stages of revitalization. By working with the Center, your community gets the benefit of decades of expertise, in-the-trenches knowledge, and proven revitalization expertise -straight from the original Main Street source!

For Organizations

NMSC provides consulting, technical assistance, and training to:

  • New and existing Main Street programs
  • Business improvement districts
  • Community development corporations
  • Downtown development authorities
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Municipal governments