Main Street Program

The City of Charles Town and its partner Charles Town Now, are proud to be a part of the national Main Street America program, which helps to breath new life into the places people call home. Charles Town was named a Main Street Community in August 2018. This program is a grassroots network of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts made up of thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders all working to create an authentic, vibrant downtown in their community.

Downtowns Matter: The Heart of a Community

The Main Street Program grew out of a recognition that a community is only as strong as its core. In an era when many people started to doubt the commercial and cultural viability of downtowns, and when suburbs, shopping malls, and big box retailers were dominating the American landscape, this seemed like an unlikely proposition. But, over the last four decades, the Main Street Program has proven that downtowns are the heart of our communities, and that a community is only as strong as its core.

The Main Street Program empowers communities to set their own destinies. While revitalization is challenging work, the Main Street Program offers a road-map for locally-owned, locally-driven prosperity. Across the country, thousands of communities have used the Main Street Approach to transform their economies, leverage local leadership, and improve overall quality of life.

Main Street empowers communities to set their own destinies. While revitalization is challenging work, the Main Street program offers a road-map for locally-owned, locally-driven prosperity. Across the country, thousands of communities have used the Main Street Approach to transform their economies, leverage local leadership, and improve overall quality of life.

Charles Town’s Program

To learn more about Charles Town’s Main Street Program, contact Liz Cook, the city’s Downtown Coordinator, at 304-270-0174

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