Designated Main Street Programs
Our Designated Main Street Programs use the National Main Street Center’s Four-Point Approach®, have broad community support, paid staff, and meet other standards. Designated Main Street Programs receive several benefits from their annual membership including complimentary training admissions and funding for on-site technical assistance.
The following are Designated Main Street Programs
Faribault Main Street features a downtown area that is listed on the National Register as a Historic District. Countless renovations of historic buildings have taken place and Faribault features 24 commercial buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The wide variety of businesses, including restaurants, shops, coffee shops, and theaters have helped Faribault’s Main Street thrive.
New Ulm Retail Development Corporation – New Ulm became a Designated Minnesota Main Street program in 2011 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Districts since 2005. In addition to being home to dozens of restaurants and eateries, New Ulm’s pedestrian-friendly historic commercial district features many retail shops and various special events.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street strives to preserve the traditional Main Street as a healthy, economically vital center of commerce and social activity for residents and visitors. Reinvestment in the area has helped lead to a wide variety of businesses and attractions, including restaurants, cafes, and unique shops opening and staying downtown.
MainStreet Owatonna was accepted as a Designated Main Street program in 2014. The program, part of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, builds off of their districts assets – rich history, strong architecture, passionate entrepreneurs, and community involvement.
Main Street Shakopee was accepted as a Designated Main Street program in 2014 and are a program of the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau. They envision a district that is a vital and historic downtown that anchors an active riverfront district and serves as the cultural and historical core of our community.
Willmar Design Center brings a great deal of activity to the area in the form of weekly outdoor markets, annual parades, outdoor art festivals, and block parties. Visitors can discover many of the historic buildings within Willmar’s Main Street district by following one of the three different measured walking paths in the area.
Winona Main Street – The Winona Main Street Program is committed to Historic Downtown Winona being the heart of their community and region, a vibrant hub of commerce, entertainment, recreation and residential life. Historic Downtown Winona will link the Mississippi River to the rest of their beautiful community by serving as an inviting place where residents and visitors can experience our diverse culture, celebrate the arts and preserve our architectural heritage.
Associate Member Programs
You don’t have to be a Designated Main Street Program to enjoy the benefits of Main Street membership. Any community or downtown revitalization program can become an Associate Member of Minnesota Main Street by submitting this registration form. Associate Members pay annual dues and receive discounted admissions to trainings, networking opportunities, and the monthly E-Newsletter. Below are our current Associate Members:
City of Albert Lea
Amboy Community Club
Austin Main Street Project
Lakes Area Development Association (Battle Lake)
Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce
Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
City of Dassel
City of Fergus Falls
City of Hastings
Litchfield Heritage Preservation Commission
City Center Partnership (Mankato)
Northfield Downtown Development Corporation
Park Rapids Downtown Business Association
Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism
City of Sauk Centre
Shakopee Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau
Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce and EDA
St. Cloud Downtown
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Upper Minnesota River Regional Development Commission
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce