Foundation of Main Street

  • Quakertown Alive! is your local nationally-accredited Main Street program

    Quakertown Alive! is your local nationally-accredited Main Street program

    Ultimately, the purpose of Main Street is to increase the value of downtown: the value of buildings, certainly, but also the value of businesses, value to the city as a source of tax revenues, value to the customers, value to citizens throughout the community, even value of the downtown for those who aren't even born yet.
  • The active involvement of volunteers build a sense of ownership to Main Street, which makes investment numbers so strong.  If you had to pay volunteers what they are worth, the leverage of public investment wouldn't look nearly as good.
  • Local businesses provide a financial boost as more of their sales revenue remains in the community, in comparison to chain stores.
  • In downtown, one couple renting an apartment for $750 a month will spend more than $9,000 a year in the immediate downtown area.