Main Street Corning 

Main Street Corning Overview:

The Main Street program is a volunteer driven program whose mission is to provide a coordinated program to strengthen and promote Corning, Iowa as an attractive, profitable and sociable place to live, shop and do business.  Main Street Corning is one of 45 Iowa Main Street communities served by the Main Street Iowa program.

Corning Main Street 







The Main Street Four-Point Approach to downtown revitalization 
is through comprehensive, incremental, and carefully coordinated work
in four key areas:

Design:  The physical appearance of a business district sets it apart from any other community.  Maintaining and improving the appearance of all physical things in the downtown, including  buildings, signs, window displays, and public improvements.   

Facade Grant Application

Economic Restructuring (Business Improvement):  Work to retain existing commercial business in the community; identify current market strengths, weaknesses and opportunities; and address those opportunities through expansion of existing business or recruitment of new businesses to the community.

In an effort to support entreprenuership and sustainable businesses, Adams County became a MyEntreNet Community ( 

Organization:  Organize public and private sectors of the community to unite for the common goal of a better downtown.  Recruiting people, funds, and enthusiasm to implement the Main Street Program. 

Promotion:  Promoting and marketing a downtown district can attract customers and investors to the downtown area and increase downtown and community economic viability.  The committee's primary goal is to create engaging experiences that help people, of all ages, embrace the assets available in the downtown area.





 Contact our Program Director, Ouida Wymer, for more information at 641-322-3243 or