The National Trust for Historic Preservation, concerned about continuing threats to main streets’ commercial architecture and aware of the need to stimulate economic activity in small-city downtown areas, established the Main Street Program. Since 1980, the Main Street Program has emerged across the country as a major force in downtown revitalization. There are over 900 participating cities, worldwide, with over 60 cities in Florida alone.
St. Cloud Main Street Program, which began in September 1999, is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage ongoing economic development in conjunction with historic preservation. Our goal is to bring more recognition on our downtown and what it has to offer. We are a non-profit organization funded by sponsors, memberships, city and county governments and ran by community volunteers.