Welcome to Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet is a national organization that works to improve the vitality of downtown. Why? Because the downtown commercial district is the most visible indicator of a community's economic and social health.

Downtown can either be an asset or a liability in efforts to recruit new residents, new businesses, industry and tourism to the community. There is a quality of life issue that needs to be met for people to want to live here.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC), through its MainStreet Program, works to to improve the vitality of downtown utilizing a four point approach: organization, economic positioning, design, and promotion.

We give back to the community in many ways, i.e. facilitating local events that bring people downtown, facilitate volunteer committees like MainStreet Futures that identifies initiatives like Creative Condo concept at the Municiple Building, Signage and sign codes, internet grt's, NM 502 Corridor Study, Los Alamos Creative District, and TIDD (tax increment development district) just to name a few.

Los Alamos MainStreet Goals
  • Enhance the appearance and image of downtown Los Alamos
  • Provide leadership in advocating for improvements to theb environment of downtown
  • Provide assistance to downtown businesses and property owners
  • Build public awareness of the downtown as a destination, and
  • Attract people to socialize, shop, and enjoy local restaurants, history and culture