2020 NC Main Street Conference: March 10-12
The NC Department of Commerce and The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center would like to thank New Bern, NC for being our 2020 host community. Attendees were able to see outstanding examples of a vibrant and resilient downtown. Thanks for your hospitality and for all you did to make our 2020 conference a huge success!
2020 NC Main Street Impact Report
2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the NC Main Street program working in collaboration with local communities to improve the economic conditions of downtown. In celebration of this milestone, the N.C. Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center contracted with PlaceEconomics, a consulting firm that works at the nexus of historic preservation and economic development, to conduct an analysis of the impact of the NC Main Street Program over the past forty years. The following report conveys the results of that study that was completed in March 2020.