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MISSION STATEMENT

Main Street Altus is committed to creating a destination for residents and visitors to work, shop and have fun creating memories for our future.

THE FOUR POINTS TO SUCCESS

Main Street Altus follows the nationally successful Main Street Four-Point Approach. The four areas where Main Street volunteers focus their downtown work are these:

DESIGN

Dedicated to improving the look of downtown, the design committee focuses on recognizing and restoring our downtown’s historic structures to their original appearance; guiding new downtown construction to be compatible with the traditional; improving signs, windows, and store displays for downtown streetscape, from sidewalks to greenery, from lighting to parking.

ECONOMIC VITALITY

Projects in this area aid existing downtown businesses by offering information and incentives that can help expand their sales knowledge and ability. They also offer financial incentives and startup advice for new business owners starting downtown. This committee creates the financial and statistical bedrock for downtown business to build on.

Download a checklist for starting a new business here.

PROMOTION

Volunteers in this area plan and present downtown special events and festivals designed to bring people downtown to have fun; they work with merchants on sales promotions to bring people downtown to buy more often; and they create image campaigns to attract people beyond our city limits to come in and enjoy our downtown.

ORGANIZATION

In this area, volunteers publicize the work of the Main Street Program to the community at large through newsletters and other publicity; they raise funds for the program to help it accomplish its mission; and they always are looking to recruit great people as volunteers…like you!