Since the early 1980’s, Ironton has focused on Downtown Revitalization. Most
of these efforts utilized the national Mainstreet program’s principles and strategies. Over
time, various civic groups, non-profits, and governmental organizations were created or
took lead roles in the redevelopment effort.
In 2012, Ironton aLive was created as a way to create greater business
involvement with the efforts of the organizations already working toward revitalizing