Main Street Arkansas
Main streets represent the core of communities. Main Street Arkansas is a program for downtown commercial revitalization that is taking aim to make sure these downtown areas stay vibrant and viable. The program, which started in 1984 and is a project of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has chapters across the state in place that are helping to revive community downtowns. Both Rogers ( a 2004 Great American Main Street city) and El Dorado ( a 2009 Great American Main Street Awards winner) have won national accolades for their efforts. Siloam Springs was in the Final Four of a Parade Magazine poll of the Best Main Street in America. Main Street Texarkana is the only Bi-State Main Street Program in the U.S. And a program in Little Rock has been set up to help spread the word about SoMa ( Southside Main Street). For a list of all the local programs in the state, click here. And check out the below video to learn more about Main Street Arkansas!