Main Street

Wayne MMS outline

Main Street is a National Program with 2000 communities participating coast to coast.

The program has spurred $49 billion in reinvestment in traditional commercial districts, galvanized thousands of volunteers and changed the way government planners and developers view the preservation of traditional downtowns.

In 2012 for every dollar a participating community spent in Michigan in support of the operation of their Main Street program $60 in new investments occurred.

In 10 years Michigan Main Street has helped participating communities generate over $100 million in private and public investments, seen 661 net new or expanded businesses, created 995 net new jobs, and has helped with 663 facade rehabilitation projects.

This is Main Street:


If you missed the Michigan Main Street Presentation on January 17th, 2013 it is available to watch online. Click the video below:

Here are four things you should know about the Michigan Main Street Presentation in Downtown Wayne!

It was a Great Gathering80 people attended! They were residents, business owners, property owners, school officials, city officials and more! Together they pledged more than $4,000.00 in support of the Downtown Revitalization program! We need approximately $60K, so this was a great start.


Survey Says! 
We asked everyone to rate their top 3 priority projects for the downtown. Here are the results:

#1. Destination Restaurant – 45 votes
#2. Fun activities – 38 votes
#3. Canoe Launch – 27 votes
#4. White Lights – 19 votes
#5. Coffee shop – 13
#6. Residential Development downtown – 11
#7. Outside music concerts – 10
#8. Main Street manager – 7
#9. Public Art – 6
#10. Benches – 5
#11. Christmas Décor – 2
#12. Bike racks – 1

How can you help, you ask? 

  • Shop in Downtown Wayne
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Adopt a scarecrow
  • Volunteer – Help us make more good things happen. Even a couple of hours a month adds up when we all work together.

We need In-kind services: o Legal advice o Accounting/Tax adviser services o Graphic design services o Printing services

Our Biggest Need is Donations! As a non-profit organization all donations are tax-deductible and contribute to the revitalization of our beloved Downtown. Donations will be used for project implementation. For specific information on current projects please check back soon, updates will be posted as soon as work plans for the next 18 months are approved by the Board of Directors. To donate please click below!

Wayne 500 Race to Main STreet


Wayne Ripple Effect Downtown Revitilization Michigan Main Street

Thank you to the Wayne Update for recording the presentation and make it available for viewing on YouTube.

Questions: or call (734) 629-6822

Wayne Main Street on Facebook

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