Main Street SC Program

The City of Camden is among the most recent of South Carolina cities to join in the Main Street movement. As a Main Street community, Camden is committed to focusing on what is special about our downtown commercial district, working together to strengthen the positive image of this center of our community, and to preserving its heritage while inviting economic development.

Revitalizing a downtown doesn’t happen overnight. It takes collaboration, hard work and patience. As part of our commitment, the City of Camden will adhere to the basic principles that define the Main Street Approach: a genuine public-private partnership in planning and action, a concerted effort to change attitudes and turn negative opinions around, and a commitment of time and resources to focus on comprehensive revitalization efforts that are oriented to quality businesses in the downtown and neighborhood commercial districts.

Main Street South Carolina is a service of the Municipal Association of South Carolina and is accredited by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street South Carolina empowers residents with the knowledge, skills, tools and organizational structure necessary to revitalize their downtowns, neighborhood commercial districts and cities/towns into vibrant centers of commerce and community. To learn more, visit the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s website.