Main Street Program

About & History


Main Street is a comprehensive, community-based approach to revitalizing downtowns and central business districts, which has been applied across the United States since the early '80s.

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is a Main Street America® Coordinating Program and provides technical assistance, board and committee support and education to designated programs while the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) provides access to funding opportunities and oversight of designated Main Street and Elm Street Programs in Pennsylvania

As a Main Street America® Coordinating Program, the Pennsylvania Downtown Center is part of 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.

PA DCED Keystone Program

Main Street Designations

Downtown Bedford, Inc.

Downtown Lebanon Main Street

Danville Business Alliance

Erie Downtown Partnership

Main Street Gettysburg

Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lewisburg Downtown Partnership

Oil City Main Street Program

Philadelphia - 52nd Street Corridor

Quakertown Alive!

Explore Sewickley

Downtown Shenandoah, Inc.

Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

Keystone Community Designations

Borough of Bellefonte - Belle-Key

Building A Better Boyertown

Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation

Clearfield Revitalization Corporation

Downtown Lewistown, Inc. - Main Street