Welcome to New Mexico MainStreet!
Since 1985, New Mexico MainStreet has been a powerful force for revitalization of communities across the state. Combining historic preservation with asset-based economic development, New Mexico MainStreet works with local affiliates and partners to re-build resilient Main Streets as the foundation for healthy communities.
The Core Organization
New Mexico MainStreet is a program of the state’s Economic Development Department. You can discover more about the Economic Development Department at www.goNM.biz.
New Mexico MainStreet Economic Transformation Strategies
Build Capacity for Local Economic Revitalization and Re-development Efforts
Develop local leadership and capacity to implement projects and initiatives that accelerate community appropriate economic growth and revitalization through the MainStreet Four Point Approach®.
Enhance the Entrepreneurial and Creative Economy
Building on the existing commercial base, arts, culture, advanced technology and creative assets in New Mexico MainStreet communities, strive to strengthen and support entrepreneurial and creative endeavors through assessment, education, planning, and collaboration.
Create Thriving Places in New Mexico
Develop strategies, tools and techniques and implement them with local partners to transform our downtowns, squares and villages into community assets where their greatest economic potential and realization can occur. This includes great public spaces, buildings, streets and pedestrian areas, increasing economic viability through revitalization resulting in places to live and work that enhance people’s health, happiness, and well-being.
The success of New Mexico MainStreet and its related community economic development programs relies on partnerships. The unique collaborative relationships across state agencies is rare in state government. The Historic Preservation Division and New Mexico Arts Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Tourism Department leverage resources, skills, contacts, and services to bring a comprehensive program to New Mexico's local and rural revitalization organizations.
Partnerships with regional and statewide foundations also bring needed funding through seed and matching grants to local affiliates. Federal partnerships and statewide non-profits round out a comprehensive New Mexico program of services, resources and technical assistance.