To enrich the quality of life of all citizens of Obion County by revitalizing the economy the historical charm and preserving the architectural heritage of the downtown business district of Union City.
About Main Street Union City
Main Street Union City, Inc. is a combined partnership on all levels. It truly is a grassroots effort of downtown stakesholders, business and property owners, residents, not only of the HIstoric Union City area, but of the community as well. It is also made up of representatives of organizations who are working to preserve the economic health of the community such as Union City . Union City Main Street, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that started in 1994 with a few concerned citizens. Main Street Union City has a board of directors consisting of thirteen memebrs plus additional committees organized in the traditional four-point approach. However, the true back-bone of Main Street is our large group of volunteers. Our organization is part of the TN Main Street program. We are also a member of the National Main Street Center.
Our Four Point Approach
Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging new construction, and developing sensitive design management systems.
Building consensus and cooperation amount the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.
Marketing the traditional commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors. The goal is to create a positive image.
4. Economic Restructuring
Strengthening the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
Lauren Tanner, is the central coordinator for all Main Street projects and activities. She stands as the primary liaison between the Main Street board and the state or national program. She develops economic development strategies that are based in histories preservation, utilizes the community’s human and economic resources, and is focused on the downtown commercial area. She works with multiple groups on developing and implementing an annual downtown/revitalization plan based on the Main Street four-point approach: organization/membership, promotion, design and economic restructuring/development.”