NMSC Services

National Main Street Center, Inc., (NMSC) 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. Because educating and engaging community leaders results in more successful revitalization efforts, the Center offers a wide range of standard and customized training seminars.

On-site Consulting


  • Assessment
  • Program Start-up
  • Planning
  • Issue-specific Assistance
  • Market Analysis
  • Program Evaluation Services

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On-site Seminars and Workshops


  • Main Street Basics Seminars
  • Organizational Development Seminars
  • Fund Raising Seminars
  • Commercial District Design Seminars
  • Promotion and Marketing Seminars
  • Economic Revitalization Seminars
  • General Revitalization Topics

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Why Use The Center?

NMSC consulting and training services help communities meet the challenges and opportunities facing their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Our goal is to provide tools and information for successful and sustainable commercial district 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 to implement highly effective, successful revitalization projects. Over the years, the Center has developed a time-tested set of standard services to help communities start or enhance their revitalization programs. In addition to these standard services, we also offer customized consulting and training services to meet the needs of commercial districts with unusual circumstances or highly specialized issues.

The Main Street Center works with all types of communities in all stages of revitalization. By working with the Center, your commercial district benefits from our decades of expertise, in-the-trenches knowledge, and proven revitalization know-how — all straight from the original Main Street source!


For additional information on the NMSC consulting and training staff, services, and fees, contact us at mainstreet@savingplaces.org.