The DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative is a 501 (c) 3 in the state of New Mexico incorporated in 2013. Our mission is to foster downtown Albuquerque as a vibrant and attractive place to visit, work, shop, eat, walk, bicycle, and live. A revitalized and vibrant downtown is a symbol of community economic health, local quality of life, pride, and community identity. The purpose of the DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative is to promote and support downtown’s economic, social and creative vitality including its image and appearance. This includes:

  • Promoting and supporting downtown’s economic, social and creative vitality including its image and appearance through advocacy, projects and business development.
  • Supporting local Main Street projects in the City by providing economic development and design assistance, business consultation, and monitoring.
  • Ensuring progress in all areas of the Four Point Approach: Downtown Design, Economic Positioning, Promotion and Organization.
  • Utilizing the Department of Economic Development as a resource center for the City in downtown revitalization techniques, and to provide advice and technical assistance whenever possible to downtown property owners and tenants.
  • Attending, conducting, and/or sponsoring seminars and other educational programs concerning development, redevelopment and improvement of downtown areas.
  • Promoting and encouraging the implementation of more effective, comprehensive legislative and financing techniques and devices that will further the revitalization of downtown.
  • Providing a forum for citizens to share knowledge, experiences and problems for the purposes of developing programs which will better and address issues related to downtown.
  • Increasing public awareness of the benefits of having an economically strong downtown.
  • Facilitating communication and co-operation between all sectors representing downtown, including, but not limited to, business, service and retail, property owners, public institutions, residents, and the public.
  • Assisting and guide private/public entities in the implementation of the “Downtown 2010 Master Plan”.

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