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Main Street Roanoke Rapids

Roanoke Rapids is proud to be a NC Main Street Community.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation developed the The "Main Street" concept in 1980 to stimulate economic development through historic preservation. It is now a comprehensive, downtown revitalization approach utilized by its network of 61 cities and towns in NC and 1200 across the US.

The Four Point Approach includes:

  • Organization
  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Economic Restructuring

With support from the City of Roanoke Rapids, Main Street Roanoke Rapids (MSRR) is the agency tasked with carrying out this mission in Roanoke Rapids.

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Roanoke Rapids is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Main Street Roanoke Rapids is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Main Street Roanoke Rapids is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.