Main Street is the big stage of every community.
Why? Because no matter what its name, Main Street is the traditional center of cultural, social and economic activity of your community. Main Streets tells us who we are and who we were. They are places of shared memory where we connect to each other and to our values.
Communities with high levels of connectedness have higher GDP growth than communities where there are fewer opportunities to connect. Residents who love where they live vote more and volunteer more! So support your Main Street businesses!
For more information on community connectedness, check out the Soul of the Community Study conducted by the Knight Foundation.