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WHAT IS EL RENO MAIN STREET?

The El Reno Main Street Program, Inc. (ERMS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization and part of the Main Street America network. The ERMS Program was created in 1988 and is made of individuals from all walks of life who serve the program and community as passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, and influential stakeholders. The El Reno Main Street Program is working every day to champion the preservation, revitalization, and economic development of Historic Downtown El Reno as well as fostering our community's pride of place.

THE MAIN STREET MOVEMENT

Over the past 35 years, the Main Street movement has transformed the way communities think about the revitalization and management of their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Cities and towns across the nation have come to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach® 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. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.
As a unique economic development tool, the Main Street Four-Point Approach® is the foundation for local initiatives to revitalize their districts by leveraging local assets—from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride.
The four points of the Main Street approach work together to build a sustainable and complete community rejuvenation effort. They are Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Reconstruction.

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