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In 2005, the IMS Program transitioned to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, where it is currently managed. IMS provides access to information, help getting focused, and community support and guidance to individuals and organizations interested in downtown revitalization. It also serves as a general clearinghouse for the latest tools and techniques in downtown development. General information, project development assistance information, and other resource materials are also available. The state program is a partner, but true revitalization success is built squarely on local commitment, initiative and follow-through.


Shop Small in Main Street communities


Plan a visit this holiday season to one of the Main Street communities participating in Small Business Saturday!

Check out the Indiana Main Street Shop Small guide here to learn more about the participating communities and where to shop small.

To participate in the tote bag pin collection, click here for instructions on how to get a tote bag and where to receive the pins.


The Indiana Main Street program's support of its designated local IMS programs has resulted in significant investment and economic growth from the bottom up in Main Street districts. Since 1985, Indiana Main Street communities have achieved:

5,919 NET new & expanded businesses;

36,960 NET full and part-time jobs;

$4,004,574,027.95 in private reinvestment;

$2,440,031,219.03 in public reinvestment;

11,085 building improvements;

9,227 New construction; and

3,905 Public Improvement projects.


2023 Indiana Main Street Year In Review