The health of our downtown is at the very heart of the quality of life in our community. A prosperous, attractive downtown business district becomes a visible barometer for the well-being of the entire community. The Program includes many benefits. The Main Street program:

Protects the Existing Tax Base
The Evanston Main Street program protects and enhances the significant private investment in our banks, businesses, and commercial property by keeping the area viable with sustained property values. The public investment in streets, sidewalks, and water and sewer lines is also protected and enhanced through the program.

Serves as an Incubator for New Business
A viable downtown offers opportunities and incentives for the new Evanston entrepreneur. They may benefit from lower rents, low-interest loans, infrastructure improvements, and technical assistance.

Attracts Economic Development
Downtown Evanston reflects the overall image we project to potential investors. An invigorated downtown makes a positive statement about our whole community. We can offer a quality of life many business owners look for when relocating or enlarging an operation.

Provides a Point of Focus & Stability
A vibrant downtown gives Evanston and Uinta County a sense of pride and positive self-image. It serves as an anchor for the community providing stability necessary for economic growth.

Preserves the Historical Fabric of the Community
In a healthy downtown, property owners are more willing to invest in and maintain historic commercial buildings, thereby preserving an important part of the community’s and Wyoming’s heritage. Private property owners are influenced by the success and beauty of the preserved public properties located in our Main Street district.

Improves Economic Conditions Downtown
A healthy downtown attracts new businesses, creates jobs, and strengthens the existing service and retail markets. By diversifying the business mix, dollars that would be spent elsewhere are spent locally. Downtown Evanston, with its unique historic character, will benefit from the national movement to get away from the big box and mall experience and to shop and live in locations with character and hometown charm.