Main Street

Washington State Main Street Program

Washington Main Street helps communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown districts using the successful Main Street Approach®, a comprehensive revitalization strategy built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes.

About Washington Main Street

Downtown Revitalization

Using local resources and initiative, Washington Main Street helps communities develop their own strategies to stimulate long term economic growth and civic pride. We provide access to information, help getting focused, and community support and guidance to individuals and organizations interested in downtown revitalization.

Visit our Resources page to learn more about the following tools and programs:

  • Main Street Approach
  • Washington Main Street Handbook
  • Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program
  • Historic Preservation Tools
  • RevitalizeWA Conference
  • Mentorship Program
  • Excellence on Main Awards

Revitalization Resources


We are thrilled to announce that Washington State has a rare opportunity to host Main Street Now, the National Main Street annual conference, in Seattle next year! We will be taking a one-year hiatus from RevitalizeWA to co-host this national event, which will bring valuable economic development and historic preservation resources to your backyard, as well as allow us to shine a bright light on the many exciting projects and initiatives taking place right here in Washington State. We hope you will join us for Main Street Now 2019!

Main Street Now Conference

Main Street Network

Local organizations in Washington State dedicated to downtown revitalization can join the Washington State Main Street Program at either the Main Street Community or Affiliate level. Learn more about joining WSMSP here.

Main Street Community Profiles