About Main Street Enid
The Main Street Program
National Main Street Center…
Main Street is a revitalization strategy used in more than 1200 cities in over 40 states. It was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C., in an attempt to encourage the imaginative use of business and government resources to support local downtown revitalization efforts. In 1980, the Trust formed an affiliate non-profit organization, the National Main Street Center (NMSC), to provide consulting and training services to cities and states undertaking Main Street program.
Oklahoma Main Street Program…
In late 1985, the legislature created the Oklahoma Main Street Program. Housed in the State Department of Commerce, the Main Street program was originally designed as a demonstration program for cities under 50,000 in population. Since 1986, 44 communities have received technical assistance and training in the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization.
Main Street Enid…
Enid became a Main Street city in 1994 and has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally as one of the premier programs in the country. Property owners, business owners, professionals, and volunteers serve on the board of directors and on various committees addressing issues such as facade improvements, special events, fundraising, networking and resource sharing. To date more than 12 million dollars has been spent on downtown improvements since 1994.
Main Street Enid Funding
Main Street Enid is supported by the City of Enid, Park Avenue Thrift, Stakeholders, event sponsors and membership investments from local businesses, professionals and property owners and involved citizens.
Let us know if you are interested in learning more about Main Street Enid, our projects, goals, community events and ways to get involved!