Grand Gateway assists communities in applying to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Main Street program. Grand Gateway EDA assists in development of the Local Main Street Boards by providing technical assistance in board composition, roles, duties and assessments.   Downtowns thrive by displaying their historic architecture, providing local services, and developing a sense of community through local ownership. Oklahoma's Main Street program pumps new life into the heart of communities across Northeast Oklahoma. Combining historic preservation and downtown revitalization efforts with economic investments enhances quality of life.

The Oklahoma Main Street Center provides training, resources, and technical assistance for preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Based on the National Main Street Center's guiding principles and nationally recognized Four-Point Approach, the program offers a practical strategy scaled for each local community. Main Street promotes public and private partnership and local leadership, commitment, and synergy while delivering tangible and intangible benefits to communities.

For more information contact Ed Crone x211 at 1-800-482-4594.