How to Get Started

Our Designated Main Street programs (Faribault, New Ulm, Owatonna, Red Wing, Shakopee, Willmar and Winona) have broad community support, paid staff, and meet nationally defined standards. Main Street communities receive several benefits thanks to their annual membership, including some complimentary training admissions, and funding for on-site technical assistance.

How can you start a Minnesota Main Street program in your town? We would be happy to talk with you before you apply so we can learn a bit about your goals and hopes in becoming a Main Street Community or starting as an Associate Member.

Contact Minnesota Main Street Coordinator Sarina Otaibi.