Main Street Oakland County

 The Main Street Oakland County Program crowd funds to help downtown businesses impacted by pandemic - Fox 2 News


The Main Street Oakland County Program Patronicity

The Main Street Oakland County crowdfunding campaign, to support downtown small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, has successfully surpassed our goal of $100,000 and has now raised more than $125,000!

The countywide campaign is the first of its kind in the nation to be sponsored by a Main Street program. The funds have been generated from 21 of Main Street Oakland County’s 25 designated communities. 

The Main Street Oakland County Program is matching 1:1 the dollars raised up to $4,000.

$122,428 MSOC Donation Thermometer

 Main Street Oakland County Micro Grant Winner: Trails Edge Café, Wixom

Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County awarded three area restaurants, including  Trail’s Edge Café in Wixom, the "Spirit of Main Street" Micro Business Grant.

NEWS RELEASE May 4, 2020 - Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County Award “Spirit of Main Street” Micro Business Grants


COVID-19 News and Resources

The Main Event on May 7 has been canceled due to the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to limit gatherings of larger than 50 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

No award submissions are due March 30. 

Plans for an alternative event are being explored for a later date in the year. 

Please let us know if your community or businesses need assistance.

COVID-19  Information Resources from Oakland County and across U.S.

Recovery Phase—Reopen Main Street Resources from DPN

The Downtown Professionals Network (Franklin, Tennessee) has compiled potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations as we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase.

Best Practices from Main Street America

Regularly updated compilation of resources and opportunities to help Main Street districts and businesses during this crisis, including Federal guidelines.

Oakland County Health Division Best Practices for Residents & Communities

Guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Oakland County Health Division Tool Kits

Resources for targeted groups, including businesses, first responders, food service workers, and more.

Oakland County Business Relief Resources

Business relief resources including: grants and loans, guidance on essential workforce, and local, state and federal resources.

Back to Brick & Mortar - A Guidebook to Help Independent Retailers Re-Enter Storefronts Safely

A guide, created by &Access founder Bobby Boone, for business owners preparing to reopen their storefronts successfully and safely during COVID-19 health crisis.

30-90-180 Day COVID-19 Plan

Covid-19 planning tips for communities to support businesses during next 30-90-180 days.



News Releases


NEWS RELEASE May 7, 2020 - Flagstar Bank Grant To Main Street Oakland County And Downtown Pontiac Creates ‘Pontiac Restaurant Brigade’ And Gives Life To Businesses And Free Meals To Hospital Workers

NEWS RELEASE May 4, 2020 - Genisys Credit Union and Main Street Oakland County Award “Spirit of Main Street” Micro Business Grants


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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 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.

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For more information on Main Street Oakland County call (248) 858-0721.         Main Street Logo