Main Street Paragould's vision is to realize the full potential of Downtown, with acknowledgment of our historic culture, while aiming towards a new era of development, growth, and productivity.
As one of only fifteen Main Street programs statewide, our downtown has flourished and grown, due in part to the efforts of Main Street Paragould and other organizations which recognize the importance of preservation. While the work will never be complete, we are proud of our recent accomplishments.
Main Street Paragould, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Arkansas, is a economic development program that enacts restructuring through historic preservation.
An accredited National Main Street member since 1999, Main Street Paragould directs this development through design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring to preserve and enhance the downtown historical commercial district.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Main Street Paragould is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
A Proven Strategy
The Main Street Four-Point Approach® is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.
It is a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets - from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride.Click here to read more.