Inspired by the shared belief that small towns are the lifeblood of our great state, the Nebraska Main Street Network is dedicated to enlivening downtown as cultural and economic drivers for the future. The Nebraska Main Street Network partners with communities to transform and revitalize hometowns. By supporting preservation of our heritage and treasured resources, we're making history from history.
The Nebraska Main Street program has been in existence since 1994. In 2013, the Nebraska Main Street Network, Inc. was established as a non-profit to serve as the state coordinator for Nebraska’s nationally accredited statewide Main Street program. The Main Street program is a national model designed to educate communities about place based downtown revitalization using historic preservation as the foundation. Better educated communities bring jobs, investment, and people to small towns and commercial districts. Local Main Street programs leverage their own private investment and capitalize on the unique appeal of traditional commercial business districts. The result is one of the most successful economic revitalization strategies in the country. The Nebraska Main Street Network is dedicated to coordinating resources and providing education to communities across the state so they have the knowledge and skills to revitalize their traditional commercial business districts.
Take a look at what Nebraska's Main Street Communities have to offer! Shopping, dining, entertainment and professional services deliver a great experience for locals and visitors.
The Nebraska Main Street Network is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, the Nebraska Main Street Network helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Main Street NOW Conference in Milwaukee sponsored by the National Main Street Center and hosted by the Wisconsin Main Street program coming up in May!
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