Tennessee Main Street Program
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.
Key Performance Indicators:
- During 2021, 500 new jobs and 75 net new businesses will be created in 40 accredited Main Streets
- Develop a COVID recovery plan for 35 main streets during 2021
*Reinvestment statistics for each calendar year will be available in the first quarter of the following calendar year