The National Trust Main Street Center®
The National Trust Main Street Center® leads a coast-to-coast network of more than 1,200 state, regional, and local programs, powerfully linked together through a preservation-based strategy for rebuilding the places and enterprises that make sustainable, vibrant, and unique communities. Tapping the collective wisdom of partners around the nation, the Center provides leading-edge thinking and analysis to community leaders, while advocating for change on state and national policy levels.
Building a Movement
Through ongoing research on emerging topics and in-depth field engagement across the nation, the Center continuously synthesizes and disseminates best practices and new thinking that meet emerging needs in communities. The Center is inspired by the grassroots successes of the network partners and strives to support and share innovative solutions with comprehensive:
Professional Training—to educate local leaders and practitioners at the annual National Main Streets Conference, Main Street Basic Training, Certification Institute in Professional Main Street Management, as well as a year-round schedule of Main Street Innovation Lab webinars.
Network Access—to best practices and new research in the field, published in the monthly journal Main Street News, as part of the National Main Street Network® membership services.
Technical Assistance—to launch new programs, engage volunteers, build leadership, conduct market analysis, and support local entrepreneurship through field staff and partners.
National Resources—to support local efforts by forging new partnerships, channeling real estate development financing and providing timely information.
More information on the Main Street program is available at:
Click below for more information about our four committees.Design Committee Economic Restructuring Committee Organization Committee Promotions Committee