Type of assistance: The program provides technical assistance to West Virginia’s nationally-certified Main Street communities. Communities learn how to make their revitalization efforts more effective with Main Street services and training customized to meet local needs. Key areas include business retention and recruitment, market analysis, fundraising, vision and strategic planning, property development and more.
Purpose: The Main Street program uses a common-sense approach to tackle the complex issue of downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization, capitalizing on the history and the resources of the community itself.
Description: Started in 1988, the program works with 12 certified communities throughout the state. The program provides technical services, such as design assistance and continuous training of board/committee members and program managers in the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. Main Street West Virginia also serves as a liaison between various state agencies and organization with designated communities.
Eligible: Any designated community that maintains national certification is eligible for technical assistance. Any traditional, historic downtown or neighborhood commercial district in the state that has for at least two years, participated in the ONTRAC program.
Contact: Main Street West Virginia state coordinator, at (800) 982-3386 or (304) 558-2234.
Main Street West Virginia
Capitol Complex, Building 6-553
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
(304) 558-2234 or 1-800-982-3386
Fax: (304) 558-2246