GOED’s Main Street Program Seeking Input for Strategic Plan


Contact: Gregory Bortolin, Director of Communications
grbortolin@goed.nv.gov (775) 687-9917


October 19, 2023


CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Main Street Program is seeking input in the development of individual community plans through this survey in addition to planning workshops scheduled throughout the state.

“Strategic planning is vital to help focus the efforts of our Main Street organizations on the projects and programs that will be most impactful in their communities,” said Shari Davis, GOED Economic and Community Development Director. “I am incredibly thankful to EDA, UCED, and our Nevada communities for understanding the importance and participating in the process.  Once the strategic plans are complete, the Nevada Main Street Community Grant Program 2024 cycle and application will open, utilizing funding approved by the Governor and Legislature during the last session, assisting the Nevada Main Street organizations in achieving their identified goals.”

GOED has partnered with the University Center for Economic Development, part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, to develop individual community Main Street strategic plans and a new statewide Nevada Main Street Program strategic plan.

As part of this effort, GOED staff and UCED faculty will host a series of strategic planning workshops with local community Main Street stakeholders that include:

  • Gardnerville, November 1 and 2, 2023
  • Winnemucca, November 6 and 7
  • Ely, November 8 and 9
  • Mesquite, November 13 and 14
  • Tonopah, November 16 and 17

Funding for this project was made possible as part of the University Center for Economic Development’s five-year US Economic Development Administration University Center Program grant. Nevada Main Street is a program housed under the Rural Economic and Community Development Division of GOED.  It is a holistic approach to downtown revitalization that includes historic preservation, community development, beautification, and economic vitality.  It supports business creation and retention to build and sustain healthy and economically vibrant communities, with a primary focus on improving quality of life for residents.  The program offers community-based initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework, providing tools for strategic growth while keeping a community’s unique identity.  There are currently 21 communities in the program.




About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development.



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