Let Us Introduce Ourselves!


Our Mission

To cultivate a vibrant, enduring downtown Charlotte by:

  • expanding its economic capacity and diversity;
  • enhancing its historic appeal and creativity;
  • endorsing its pride and promise;
  • and enlivening its connectivity and investment. 

Things to Know

Our Vision for Downtown

Downtown Charlotte stands strong as our community’s foundation—a gateway to our history, our home, and our hope for what is to come. From a rich history of trials and triumphs, a new energy surges throughout Downtown. The ten blocks offer a refreshed appeal of historic beauty, a compelling creative hub for unique arts and entertainment, and a welcoming destination to a myriad of residential spaces, businesses, and eateries. With an engaged community from all walks of life, Downtown Charlotte magnifies an alluring and proud combination of past, present, and future—resulting in a place that truly creates a memorable experience for families, residents and guests.

August, 2017


Meet the team!

Joseph Pray, President; Pray Funeral Home

Anthony Faulkner, Vice President; Precedent Properties, Entrepreneur

Garrett Bensinger, Treasurer; Eaton Federal Savings Bank

Bryan Myrkle, Secretary; City of Charlotte

Barbara Fulton, Director; Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital

Yvonne Ridge, Director; Eaton County

Michelle Sine, Director; Charlotte Public Schools

Jason Vanderstelt, Director; Adams Outdoor Advertising, Entrepreneur

Darice Darling, Director; Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital

Paul Wilson, Director; Captain's Cabinetry

Travis Silvas, Director; The County Journal

Dan Olsen, Director; MI Department of Talent and Economic Development

Dillon Rush, Executive Director of CharlotteRising


Bios and photos coming soon!

*pending final approval from the Internal Revenue Service

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Economic Impacts of Michigan Main Street

Economic Impacts of Michigan Main Street

Economic Impact Figures

Economic Impact Figures