Mission

About Main Street

Over the past 30 years, the Main Street movement has established an excellent history of transforming the way communities think about the revitalization and management of their downtowns. Cities and towns across the nation have come to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.

Program Basis

The Charlevoix Main Street program is based on a positive force of participants, all of whom wish to preserve, enhance, and promote our historic downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy; participants from such groups as:

  • Business/property owners
  • Community volunteers
  • Grass-roots participants
  • Residents
  • Retirees 
  • Students

Michigan Main Street Program Participation

In March of 2015, Charlevoix was awarded the honor to participate in the Michigan Main Street program which offers, to specially chosen communities, five years of intensive technical assistance with a focus on revitalization strategies for their downtown central business district. This program is designed to attract:

  • Business investment
  • Economic growth 
  • Job creation
  • New residents

Charlevoix Main Street Mission

The mission of the Charlevoix Main Street program is to strengthen the year-round economic vitality of our vibrant historic business district through community efforts, events, and public/private partnerships while fostering a sense of community pride and ownership.

Charlevoix Main Street Vision

Our Downtown captures the spirit of community and is a place to live, work, and play. We are an innovative waterfront downtown that is dedicated to year-round economic sustainability through economic development, community collaboration, and historic preservation.

Charlevoix Main Street Goals

The Charlevoix Main Street Goals are as follows:

  • Establish the foundation for a year round economy by expanding shoulder season activity.
  • Bring businesses together to cooperate and coordinate resources to market downtown.
  • Establish the foundation for collaboration, partnerships, and communication

Get Involved

To learn how to get involved please visit the Get Involved page.

Maps & Plans