Downtown street

North Carolina downtowns are the cultural and economic centers of their communities. When Main Street struggles, the community feels it; and when Main Street booms, the community thrives.

Main Street Solutions Fund

The Main Street Solutions Fund supports small businesses in designated micropolitans located in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties or designated North Carolina Main Street communities. The grants  assist planning agencies and small businesses with efforts to revitalize downtowns by creating jobs, funding infrastructure improvements and rehabilitating buildings.

The Main Street Solutions Fund is just one part of the Main Street and Rural Planning Center at Commerce that provides strategic planning, implementation, technical assistance and guidance to small towns and rural areas throughout the state.