Language Translation
  Close Menu

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.

Congratulation Madison Main Street!

Congratulations to Madison Main Street on earning the 2024 Great American Main Street Award! The award is Main Street America's top honor, and recognizes Madison for fostering a welcoming culture, celebrating historic preservation and championing community collaboration. Madison Main Street is a Nationally Accredited Main Street through OCRA's Indiana Main Street program. The organization was established in 1979 and was one of three original Main Street pilot programs in the country, later playing an important role in the creation of the Indiana Main Street program.

2024 Main Street 101 Training

OCRA's Indiana Main Street team will host seven in-person Main Street 101 trainings across the state. The trainings will take place from May to August in each region of the state, with one training held in Indianapolis. Attendance at a Main Street 101 is required to apply for OCRA's Downtown Affiliate Network in the 2024-2025 application cycle.

  • Northeast: 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn, IN 46706.
  • Northwest: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 127 N. Main St., Monticello, IN 47960.
  • West Central: 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 900 Wabash Ave., Suite 102, Terre Haute, IN 47807.
  • East Central: 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 595 E. Water St., Pendleton, IN 46064.
  • Southeast: 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 128 N. Main St., Versailles, IN 47042.
  • Southwest: 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1710 Community Drive, Ferdinand, IN 47532.
  • Indianapolis: 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, Indiana Government Center South, Harrison Hall, Conference Room 19, 302 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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