Main Street is a nationally recognized technical assistance program that empowers communities as they revitalize their historic downtowns, encouraging economic development and historic preservation.
Downtown Fountain Inn became an aspiring South Carolina Main Street community in 2021.The goal of our program is to honor and preserve our historic community while strengthening the social and economic health of our downtown.
Main Street Four-Point Approach
The Main Street Four-Point Approach is a proven comprehensive strategy for revitalizing historic downtowns.
Economic Vitality 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.
Main Street is important to our local community because:
It creates jobs – A revitalized downtown attracts new industry and strengthens service and retail job markets.
It saves tax dollars – Revitalization stabilizes and improves a downtown's tax base while also protecting existing investments.
It preserves a community's historic resources – In an economically healthy downtown, property owners maintain their historic buildings and preserve an essential part of their community's heritage and identity.
It builds community pride – Main Street provides a public space for community members to come together, create new partnerships and celebrate their downtown.
South Carolina Main Street Reinvestment Data for 2020