Who We Are

Since 1984, Louisiana Main Street has helped communities transform the way they think about the revitalization and management of their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

Cities and towns across the state have come to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core. We lead a powerful, grassroots network of designated communities across Louisiana.

Main Street is the economic engine, the big stage, the core of the community. Our Main Streets tell us who we are and who we were, and how the past has shaped us. We do not go to bland suburbs or enclosed shopping malls to learn about our past, explore our culture, or discover our identity. Our Main Streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.

So what is Main Street?  Specifically, Main Street® is three things: a proven strategy for revitalization, a powerful network of linked communities, and a national support program that leads the field.

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Louisiana Main Street in Two Minutes