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Marietta Main Street brings people together to preserve, enhance, and enjoy downtown Marietta, Ohio.
We envision a vibrant downtown that invites all community members to invest in our businesses, embrace our unique history, and promote our community pride.
Marietta Main Street's philosophy aligns with Main Street America's Approach to downtown revitalization. Launched as a movement approximately 35 years ago, Main Street America is founded on the understanding that our community is only as strong as our core, and the heartbeat of our success as a whole is fully reliant on the strength of our downtown.
By uplifting historic preservation as a key driver in economic development, Main Street America has facilitated the reinvestment of nearly $65.6 billion into downtown communities across the U.S., as well as the launch of approximately 126, 500 new businesses and over 260,000 buildings rehabilitated.
We believe in the strength of the Main Street Approach to uplift and revitalize downtown Marietta. By valuing the importance of design, promotion, organization, and economic vitality, Marietta Main Street works hard to showcase what makes our community unique so that it may grow and thrive vibrantly for generations to come.