Revitalizing Downtown

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.

Main Street Paragould

Main Street Paragould

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.

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July 2015 Newsletter
June 2015 Newsletter


Awards

2016 Main Street Arkansas Awards---

  • Best Web Presence & Use of Social Media
  • State Volunteer of the Year

2014 Main Street Arkansas Awards---

  • Best Special Event Award for The Downtown Zombie
  • Best Downtown Food and Entertainment Award for Skinny J’s
  • Outstanding MS Merchant Award Tracy Mothershed (Something Sweet)

2013 Arkansas Delta Byways Awards---

  • Entrepreneur Award nomination to John and Kim Bibb for Just Pretend-Play and Party
  • The Promotional Award was shared by Greene and Drew Counties for The Great Race.
  • Arkansas Business’s 2013 City of Distinction Award-- Main Street Preservation for cities with populations over 20,000.


Main Street America Accredited

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.


The Four-Point Approach® »

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.

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