Portland Main Street Statistics

Each year, Portland Main Street volunteers work many hours to help keep Portland one of the best small towns in Michigan. Did you know:


  • In 2008-2009, Main Street volunteers gave 1,569.5 hours to the revitalization efforts in downtown Portland.
  • In 2009-2010, Main Street volunteers gave 1,629 hours to the revitalization efforts in downtown Portland.
  • That in 2008-2009, downtown Portland had a net gain of four new businesses.
  • In 2009-2010, downtown Portland saw a net gain of three new businesses -- a net GAIN of seven new businesses since 2008!
  • In 2008-2009, downtown Portland saw a net creation of 5 new jobs.
  • In 2009-2010, downtown Portland saw a net creation of 4 new jobs -- this means nine new jobs have been added since 2008, while retaining those who were previously employed!
  • That as of January 2010, downtown Portland has almost a 98% occupancy rate in downtown storefronts.
  • Downtown Portland businesses cooperatively employ over 300 people, making it one of the largest employers in the city.
This success is due to the great cooperative nature of downtown business owners, the support of city residents, and the volunteers that give their time and talents to their community.
But, as successful as we have been, we are always looking for more talented individuals to get involved! If you're interested in joining in the fun of being a Main Street volunteer, we encourage you to call the Portland Main Street office at (517) 647-5027 or click here to get more information electronically.
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The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.

Portland Main Street/DDA Meetings:

Design Committee: 2nd Thursday

Organization Committee: 3rd Wednesday

Promotions Committee: 4th Tuesday

Economic Revitalization: 3rd Monday

DDA Board: 3rd Thursday

Stop in and find out what we're all about!

We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings.  Call 517-647-5027 for more information.