Mission: Business & community collaboration for a vital prosperous Downtown future
Vision: The passionate members of Owatonna Main Street are working towards a safe, full, innovative Downtown core that reflects entrepreneurial pride, collaborative integrity and prosperous community now and for the future.
LET’S MEET DOWNTOWN!
LIVE – WORK – PLAY – STAY
Please join with Main Street Owatonna for the Holiday Lighted Parade on Friday, December 1, at 6:00pm. Sign up to be a volunteer – you get a front row view and will be helping with this community event.
Contact Lisa Cochran at [email protected] for any questions.
In 2022, over 1,000 community members responded to a restaurant survey. The information was shared with developers and guess what? The results of that questionnaire have aided in bringing a new Italian restaurant to downtown Owatonna, Roma’s Italian Eatery! They are located on the corner of Vine Street and the 200 block of N. Cedar Ave and serve lunch and dinner. We are excited to have them in the Main Street District!
Downtowns reflect the economic health, quality of life, local history, and local pride. Downtowns are a key element in industrial, commercial and professional recruitment. A vibrant downtown Owatonna is for everyone and transfers to the entire community.
In 2019, 10 properties were awarded an EDA forgivable loan for renovations on their buildings through a partnership with City of Owatonna Economic Development Authority, Owatonna Area Business Development Center, and Main Street. The program has been well-received and utilized. The funds are available through 2023 and we look forward to having the money renewed for 2024.
Visit https://www.owatonna.biz/loans for more information and an application.
Our Chamber has approximately 530 members that invest their resources, employee volunteerism and confidence in the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the business community.