Welcome

Welcome to Illinois Main Street

Illinois Main Street supports a network of communities across the state that are working
to bring prosperity to their older and historic downtowns and commercial districts.

Illinois Main Street is part of Main Street America, a national movement of
individuals and organizations with a shared commitment to bring economic
vitality back downtown, while celebrating their historic character, and
bringing communities together.

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Our Communities


IMS is comprised of 15 programs across the state committed to place-based economic development.

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The Approach


The Main Street Approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization.

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Services & Trainings


Participating IMS programs receive technical assistance, coaching, access to specialized resources, and much more!

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Illinois Main Street Impact

$1.2 billion reinvested, 2,000 businesses started,
11,000 jobs created, and 800 buildings rehabilitated since 1992.

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Illinois Main Street Communities