Main Street Point Pleasant

Founded in 1989, and today the longest-running Main Street program in West Virginia, Main Street Point Pleasant works to revitalize their downtown business district through small business development, advertising, historic preservation, and tourism.


Main Street is a movement, a mark of distinction, a seal recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns. Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 40 years, and today, it is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. Since 1980, over 2,000 communities have been part of Main Street, bringing renewed energy and activity to America’s downtowns and commercial districts, securing $61 billion in new investment, creating more than 525,000 net new jobs, and rehabilitating 251,000 buildings. Founded in 1989, and today the longest-running Main Street program in West Virginia, Main Street Point Pleasant has directed over $9,000,000 in federal, state, and local government investment to our downtown area, supported well over $10,000,000 in private investment, helped generate hundreds of local jobs, and forged a new path for our historic city. With exciting new projects like the Waterfront Farmers Market and renovations of several historic buildings now underway, downtown Point Pleasant\’s future is brighter than ever before.  Our work focuses on the Four Points of the Main Street Approach: Organization, Design, Economic Vitality, and Promotion. The four brought together build a district where entrepreneurs can thrive and add to the small business ecosystem of Mason County and West Virginia.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits
  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding Preparation

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Entrepreneurship Services


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks
Contact Information
Christopher Rizer
305 Main Street
Point Pleasant, WV 25550