Advocacy in Action

Any action you take to advocate for our Main Streets and Elm Streets is crucial to our statewide effort in supporting $15 million for the Keystone Communities Line Item in the DCED budget. Please let us know about your advocacy activity via this brief survey!

Introducing the Elm Street Approach

With the long-established Main Street program as a model, the Elm Street Approach is structured around simultaneous actions in five focus areas, integrated through a community-based strategic planning process.

Why are Main Streets Important?

Main Street advocates are often asked by local governments and businesses, “Why should we invest in downtown?” Here are a few reasons why your downtown or neighborhood commercial district is an important and worthwhile investment in the economic health and quality of life in your community.

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