Main Street Alabama: Alabama’s Billion Dollar Success Story
Client: Main Street Alabama
The Main Street Approach is a time-tested tool that leverages historic resources in communities to revitalize local economies. Over the last ten years, there have been many measurable impacts in Alabama’s Main Street communities: investors gained confidence in downtowns; small businesses have opened and others expanded; local governments invested in streetscapes, sidewalks, and public art; downtowns once written off as dead have regained their historic role as the heart of the community. The numbers found in this report demonstrate the quantitative success of Main Street Alabama. But they fail to capture something arguably more important. Main Street has fostered a sense of community pride across the state. There’s no question Main Street has proven to be a success, and Main Street Alabama communities are thriving because of it.