Welcome to Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Rockland Main Street Inc. proudly supports and partners with The Maine Downtown Center

Rockland Main Street, Inc. uses the National Trust for historic preservation model to keep downtown's vibrant. “We have logged over 16,897 volunteer hours in the community since 2009.” said Paul Benjamin, President. “The downtown is the part of the city that belongs to everyone. It doesn’t matter where you find your home, the downtown is yours too. Investing in downtown Rockland benefits all of the residents of the community”

Maine Downtown Center - Augusta, Maine
The Maine Downtown Center is a program of the Maine Development Foundation. We serve as the State Coordinator for the National Trust Main Street Center and manage the Main Street Maine and Maine Downtown Center programs.
Company Overview
The Maine Development Foundation’s Downtown Center serves as the state coordinator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program. We utilize the Main Street Four-Point Approach® which has a reputation as one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation for vibrant, healthy downtowns. Established in 1999, the Center’s mission is to advance preservation-based economic development in Maine downtowns. The Center and its Advisors serve as a resource for all Maine communities undertaking downtown revitalization projects or developing sustainable programs. We are proud to work with 10 Main Street Maine and 20 Maine Downtown Network communities statewide.

Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Reinvestment Statistics for 2012

Designated as a Main Street Community in June 2009

  • 6 net new businesses
  • $11.8 million in public and private downtown investment
  • 12,351 volunteer hours
  • 76 net new full-time jobs
  • 45 net new part-time jobs
  • For every $1 invested in the Rockland Main Street program, an additional $41.91 has been invested in downtown Rockland
  • 20 rehabilitations and improvements
  • 4 public improvement projects
  • 4 housing units created (all types)


At Rockland Main Street, Inc. we love Rockland and are proud to be one of ten Main Street Maine communities that use the National Trust for Historic Preservation model to enhance and maintain vibrant downtowns. Four community-driven volunteer committees carry out our mission. Rockland Main Street, Inc. focuses on local assets, while engaging the community to be healthy, shop, dine and think local.  We acknowledge the role of our history and heritage in making us unique and authentic delivering an experience that is best described as “Salty Sophistication”.

Rockland Main Street, Inc. is a focused partnership of residents, businesses and local government that enhances and protects the unique sense of place and economic vitality of downtown Rockland, Maine.

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