Main Street

Washington Main Street

Washington Main Street helps communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown districts using the successful Main Street Approach™, a comprehensive revitalization strategy built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes.

The power of Main Street in Washington State is irrefutable. Our 2020 Impact Study report showcases how Main Street makes economic, fiscal, and social sense as a powerful tool and investment strategy. Main Street has the economic recovery tools our communities need right now.

About Main Street       Impact Study Report       2020 Annual Report


Downtown Revitalization

Using local resources and initiative, Washington Main Street helps communities develop their own strategies to stimulate long term economic growth and civic pride. We provide access to information, help getting focused, and community support and guidance to individuals and organizations interested in downtown revitalization.

Visit our Resources page to learn more about the following tools and programs:

  • Main Street 101
  • Main Street Guides
  • Affiliate Services
  • Recovery Action Plan
  • Historic Preservation Tools
  • RevitalizeWA Conference
  • Excellence on Main Awards

Revitalization Resources


Tax Credit Incentive

The Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for private contributions given to eligible downtown organizations. Once a business’ donation request is approved by the Department of Revenue, they are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of the contribution to designated Washington Main Street Communities. Learn more here:

Tax Credit Incentive Program

Main Street Network

Local organizations in Washington State dedicated to downtown revitalization can join the Washington State Main Street Program at either the Main Street Community or Affiliate level. Learn more about joining WSMSP here.

Main Street Community Profiles