Tennessee Main Street Program

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The Tennessee Main Street® Program serves as a statewide resource for communities seeking to revitalize and manage their traditional downtown districts. Tennessee Main Streets report reinvestment statistics for their downtown commercial districts each year. Key indicators tracked include the number of net new jobs, businesses, building rehabilitation projects, housing units, public investment and private investment.

TNECD provides several services and programs for the Main Street communities. Strategic planning services will produce a three-year plan of transformational strategies for each downtown district. Additionally, a Main Street Entrepreneur Grant program encourages adaptive reuse of historic commercial buildings and entrepreneur training. The façade improvement program allows for building rehabilitation.

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Key Performance Indicators:

  • 900 net new jobs will be created in Tennessee Main Streets during 2017
  • 50% of Main Street communities will develop a 3 to 5 year strategic plan during 2017
  • Award 6 Main Street Entrepreneur Grants during 2017