About Us

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Ripley was selected as a Main Street Community in July 1998. As a designated Main Street community Ripley receives:

  • Needed Assessments
  • Program Manager, Board and Volunteer training
  • Progress Meetings
  • State and Regional assistance and support
  • Listing in the national Main Street Network Membership Directory
  • Linkage to hundreds of other Main Street communities

Main Street Ripley is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status. Your donations may be tax deductible.

Main Street Ripley is entirely volunteer-driven. If you would like to participate, we will find a place for you that will be very satisfying. Without the good spirit of volunteerism, this program could not exist.

Our city has a great deal to offer as a hometown community. Through your participation, you will gain an active voice in decisions that will make a difference in your community.

Downtown Revitalization — Everyone Wins

Local Residents and Consumers Benefit

  • Better selection of merchandise
  • Less travel
  • More pride and community Spirit
  • Increased tax dollars within the community

Property Owners Benefit

  • Improved Occupancy rates
  • Better rent stability
  • Reduced crime and vandalism
  • Tax credits
  • Better image
  • New uses of Property

Retail Business Owners Benefit

  • Increased Sales
  • Improved Image
  • Enhanced Community Pride
  • United promotional opportunities

City Government Benefits

  • Increased tax base
  • More tourism
  • Increased number of jobs
  • Improved relations between city and private sector