Mission & Vision


“The hardest part about starting a Main Street program is convincing the community that they deserve more.” 

— Brittney Hoszkiw, Michigan Main Street Center

Mission Statement
Wayne Main Street, formerly known as the Wayne Ripple Effect, a Michigan Main Street program, is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. We are a positive force working with our community, business and property owners to preserve, enhance, and promote our historic downtown as a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to gather, shop, work, and enjoy.


Historic downtown Wayne is a gathering place for families, neighbors and visitors to enjoy hometown hospitality and Wayne Pride through family activities and cultural events.

Our downtown is a safe, inviting and walkable destination that connects the Rouge River and Parks with the surrounding neighborhoods. We proudly preserve and utilize our historic buildings.

Downtown Wayne is a business-friendly destination for residents and visitors to experience our unique and vibrant entertainment and business district, including the State Wayne Theater.

Close-knit and engaged citizens of all ages come together to volunteer, socialize and positively impact our community using creativity and imagination.

Read about the Wayne Main Street on Metro Mode:

Metro Mode Wayne Ripple Effect Article

In 2014, Wayne was chosen to become a Select Level Michigan Main Street Community so that we can utilize their proven methods for downtown revitalization.

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