Demographic shifts are bringing population and economic growth back to much of the urban landscape, but growth and prosperity is uneven. Many older commercial centers and their neighborhoods face challenges in building a sustainable economic base.
UrbanMain, a program of the National Main Street Center (NMSC), offers a new set of community-driven economic development services to help under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts restore economic vitality and promote quality of life. The program builds on NMSC's 40 years of nonprofit leadership in commercial district revitalization and the work of the Main Street America Network. UrbanMain offers specialized services, professional development, networking, and advocacy for the field of urban commercial district practitioners.