Who We Are
Who are we?
Main Street Arkansas is a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
Main Street West Memphis, Inc. is a 501c(6) non-profit organization designed to help develop and revitalize our downtown commercial district. Local property and business owners, industry, financial institutions, concerned citizens and the City of West Memphis fund Main Street West Memphis. The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization is an incremental and comprehensive strategy that includes four elements that are the basis for the program’s four standing committees.
The main services we provide
Enhancing the visual image of Downtown, giving special attention to signs, storefronts, landscapes and displays
Building partnerships between the public and private sectors to develop the untapped potential of the Downtown area and to solve mutual problems.
Improving the economic appeal of Downtown by strengthening its existing assets and diversifying its economic base. Recruiting
Marketing the Downtown as a dynamic and exciting place to shop, work, visit, live, play, thus strengthening the positive image of Downtown.
Was not possible without them
America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,”
Former First Lady Laura Bush West Memphis, Arkansas a Preserve America Community
National Main Street Center
Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture and the fabric of American communities' built environment, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well