The fabric of a community is made up of “Main Street” businesses: local service businesses like dry cleaners and beauty salons, plus small local retail shops like florists, hardware stores, and clothing stores, plus restaurants, bars, and taverns. Business-to-business service providers include companies like marketing agencies, printers, and logistics providers and small manufacturers. Sole proprietorships like CPAs and attorneys, and some Internet-based businesses, can also be included. They may not have a Main Street address, but these Main Street businesses often have a family ownership structure and revenues of under $2 million per year.

Examples Include:
B2C Retailers | B2B Services | Manufacturers | Home Businesses | Internet Businesses