Main Street Port Clinton
Economic Restructuring Committee
The Economic Restructuring Committee is charged with strengthening the existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. The ER Committee is working to develop a market strategy for the community that will result in an improved retail mix, a stronger tax base, increased investor confidence and a strong, stable role for the downtown as a major component of the community’s economic health.

The ER Committee was instrumental in the creation of the following:
  • Downtown Improvement Grants – $65,000 has been awarded since 2013 to downtown building owners and business owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth, and enhance aesthetic appeal to our historic downtown.
  • Revitalization District – Encouraged City Council to adopt for creation of additional liquor permits in downtown
  • Growing and Starting a Business in PC Booklet – completed in 2011 and updated annually
The Economic Restructuring Committee is busy working on a number of projects:
  • Building Inventory.National Historic District
  • Special Improvement District
  • Attend downtown ribbon cuttings to show support.
The Economic Restructuring Committee could be composed of City Council members, officers of financial institutions, Realtor and Chamber of Commerce Board members or staff, as well as merchants, property owners, attorneys and business teachers.


Downtown Improvement Grant
Main Street Port Clinton is pleased to announce that Downtown Improvement Grants available for downtown businesses and building owners. The focus of the Downtown Improvement Grant is to provide financial support to downtown business owners and downtown property owners to improve their property, positively influence economic growth, and enhance aesthetic appeal. These grants are made possible because of the success of Main Street’s fundraisers, specifically the Walleye Festival. 

Main Street Port Clinton is striving to promote, preserve, and improve downtown historic Port Clinton as a vibrant center for businesses, entertainment, and cultural activities for residents of the community and visitors to our area. For more information about the Downtown Improvement Grant, please contact the Main Street Port Clinton office at 419-734-5503.