About Main Street

About Main Street of Stevensville

Our Mission is to create a vital, inviting downtown that promotes quality business, cultural and community growth.

In 2000, Stevensville, Montana joined a growing national movement to improve the quality of life in America’s towns, cities and neighborhoods by reinvigorating the economic health of their historic Main Street central business districts. Developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation more than 25 years ago and administered by the non-profit National Main StreetCenter of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Main Street Program has utilized a public-private partnership of private investment, local government support, and local non-profit assistance to revitalize historic commercial districts.  The locally-driven, grass roots, self-help ”Main Street Approach” focuses on four points:

Organization

Building the Main Street framework involving business, property owners, bankers,citizens, public officials, chambers of commerce, and other local economic development organizations., maintenance and oversight of the Main Street Program, membership and funding.

The Organization Committee meets on the 1st Tues of each month at 4:00 PM at the Main Street Office.

Promotion

Creates excitement downtown.  Street Festivals, parades, retail events, and image development campaigns.  Promotion involves marketing and enticing image to shoppers, investors, and visitors.

The Promotion Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12 Noon at the Full Moon Saloon.

Design

Enhances the attractivensess of the business area.  historic building rehabilitation information, colorful banners, landscaping, and lighting to improve the physical image as a quality palce to shop, work, walk, invest in, and live.

The Design Committee meets on the 1st Tues of each month at 5PM at the Main Street Office.

Economic Restructuring

Business recruitment, parking issues, converting unused space for new uses, strategic planning to maintain a vital downtown and economic stability.

The Economic Restructuring Committee meets on the 3rd Wed of each of month at 5PM at the Main Street Office