Directors and others with the N.C. Main Street program from across the state will be gathering in downtown Elizabeth City this week for a series of meetings.
N.C. Main Street is part of the Main Street America program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The National Main Street Center leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.
A total of 70 communities in North Carolina participate in the Main Street program, including Elizabeth City. Manteo was chosen to join the program this year.
Along with Main Street directors from across the state, staff from the N.C. Main Street and Rural Planning Center, State Historic Preservation Association, N.C. Department of Commerce, and presenters.
Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. has put together a list of tips and suggestions for downtown businesses, along with more information about this important group of visitors coming to town this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: