Alberta Main Street Approach
Alberta Main Street is part of the National Main Street Network and is one of approximately 1,200 local revitalization nonprofit organizations across the U.S.
About the National Main Street Program
The Main Street Program is a national program that works to revitalize historic downtowns. The National Trust for Historic Preservation created the Main Street Program in 1977 in reaction to economic decline and threats to traditional architecture in core commercial districts.
Alberta Main Street is volunteer-driven. We are led by a Board of Directors and creative work teams: Promotions, Business Development/Organization, and Design.
Promotions – The Promotions team organizes great neighborhood events, supports ongoing social media promotions, tells the world about the great people, businesses, events and talent found “Only on Alberta.”
Business Development/Organization – The Business Development/Organization team connects businesses on Alberta and home-based businesses throughout NE Portland to small business resources, business planning and other forms of assistance. This team sponsors regular business workshops and business mentorship.
Design – The Design Team works to make visual improvements in the neighborhood business district through good design compatible with historic features.
Communities that have developed this approach in their own business districts on average have had a reinvestment rate of $40.35 for every one-dollar spent. For more information, you can visit the website of the National Main Street Program.
Alberta Main Street is a nonprofit community organization working to keep Alberta Street local, creative, equitable and …. Alberta!