Main Street Oakland County

 Main Event Annual Awards | Award Nomination Form

Main Street Award Form

Deadline:  5 p.m., April 14, 2023 |Main Street Awards Catalog

 The Main Event | Register Now

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The Main Event

Theme: A Force for Excellence

May 4, 2023 | 6-9 PM
Flagstar Strand Theatre |12 N. Saginaw Street Downtown Pontiac

Price:  $35 |  Includes Hearty Hors d'oeuvres |
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Main Street Summit 2023

Main Street SUMMIT 2023

April 20, 2023 | 9-11 AM

Waterford Oaks Activity Center | 2800 Watkins Lake Road| Waterford Township, MI

By Invitation Only | In Person | RSVP by Monday, April 17 | Main Street Summit 2023 Invite

 Boosting Downtown Development​

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Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is our unique economic development program for downtowns, with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." We help local government develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

​Established in 2000, MSOC is the nation's first and only county-wide coordinating Main Street program.

Our mission is to maximize the economic potential and to preserve the heritage and sense of place of Oakland County's historic downtowns and commercial district​s by encouraging and facilitating the use of the Main Street Four- Point Approach® that emphasizes comprehensive economic development within the context of historic preservation.

 Data is in for 2022

The following data summarizes the annual investment and economic impact in Main Street
Oakland County (MSOC) Select Level communities for 2022.*

New Annual Public and Private Investment:

$20,683,581 - Public
$17,521,834 - Private
Streets, streetscape, pedestrian amenities, sewer, parking, signage, lighting, grants, events, marketing and program management
Buildings, building rehabs,façades, parking, site and interior business improvements
trees and buildings
10,231 Volunteer Hours Invested in organization, promotion, design and economic development committee projects, tasks, activities and events by committee members, residents, businesses and property owners

422 Special events held in MSOC program communities, including festivals and retail events that draw visitors to the downtowns and support local businesses

$490,921 Cash Sponsorships Donated to MSOC community programs

net new full-time jobs created

net new businesses established

 new housing units built

84 buildings rehabilitated

sq. ft. of new floor space constructed
187 Net new full-time jobs created

39 Net new businesses established
110  New housing units built 
135 Buildings rehabilitated
181,622 sq. ft. New floor space constructed

Since 2001, the cumulative total for new public and private investment in the MSOC downtowns is now:

*MSOC compiles this data annually and reports it to the National Main Street Center (Chicago).

 Program Successes

 Organizations & Membership

 General News & Resources

For more information on Main Street Oakland County call (248) 858-5444.         Main Street Logo