Main Street Oakland County

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 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 2021

​The following data summarizes the economic impact, activity and investment in Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) Select Level communities in 2021. MSOC compiles the data annually and reports it to the National Main Street Center.

See Stat Sheet for all the 2021 and Cumulative data—and here are some highlights:

$53,212,562

New Annual Public and Private Investment:

$37,858,826 - Public
$15,353,736 - 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

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

$384,008 Cash Sponsorships Donated to MSOC community programs

24 net new full-time jobs created

36 net new businesses established

30 new housing units built

84 buildings rehabilitated

63,165 sq. ft. of new floor space constructed
159 Net new full-time jobs created

70 Net new businesses established
17  New housing units built 
105 Buildings rehabilitated
78,430 sq. ft. New floor space constructed

Since 2001, the cumulative total for new public and private investment in the MSOC downtowns is now:
$1,044,243,193

MSOC 2021 & Cumulative Stat Sheet

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