Virginia Main Street (VMS)

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Virginia Main Street Webinar

Credits Where Credits are Due: Bringing historic tax credits to Main Street

February 19, 2016
Noon- 1 p.m.

Are your local developers taking advantage of an incentive that can mean the difference between vacant upper stories and a vibrant downtown neighborhood alive after 5 p.m.? Virginia is third in the nation for the use of historic rehabilitation tax credits. For more than two decades, generous federal and state tax credits have been the driving economic force behind the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Virginia. Start the new year off right with practical knowledge of a great incentive for downtown investment. This is a must-attend event for Main Street managers and volunteers, as well as local architects, contractors, property owners and developers. Check out this free webinar to hear everything you need to know about historic tax credits. Although registration is free, the deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 16.


The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ developed by the National Trust Main Street Center. Virginia Main Street offers a range of services and assistance to communities interested in revitalizing their historic commercial districts. While the program was designed to address the need for revitalization and on-going management of smaller to mid-sized downtowns, aspects of the Main Street Approach™ may be applied successfully in other commercial settings.



As resources allow, Virginia Main Street holds a competitive application period for historic commercial districts who wish to become Designated Virginia Main Street Communities.  While VMS is not accepting applications at this time, VMS is always looking to work with any historic commercial district, regardless of their size and location.

All historic commercial districts that are interested in using the Main Street Four Point ApproachTM  are eligible to become DHCD Commercial District Affiliate Partners.

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