Main Street International

The National Main Street Center and Heritage Strategies International are bringing Main Street® to the rest of the world. This cultural heritage-based framework for economic development has a 35-year history of success in the United States and hasproven to be the most cost-effective approach to community-led revitalization in the country. Through its Four Point Approach®,  Main Street has been used by more than 2,000 communities of every size. Since 1980, those towns and cities have seen $70.25 billion reinvested, 132,092 businesses started, 584,422 jobs created, and 268,053 buildings rehabilitated. Main Street works, and Heritage Strategies International wants to help it work for you.

Heritage Strategies International is the sole provider of the Main Street approach outside the United States.

What is Main Street International?


Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses,
catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that
drive local economies.


Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial
district apart, celebrating historic spaces, fostering accessibility, and creating people-centered public spaces.


Positions the center city or commercial district as the center of economic activity, markets defining assets, and
communicates unique features through storytelling.


Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort by fostering inter-cultural dialogue
and cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Heritage Strategies International offers training, capacity building, and evaluation, at the government and community level.