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October 31, 2017 | Main Spotlight | Main Streets in Action | National Main Street Center

This month, we rolled out four new Main Street America videos highlighting the power of the Main Street movement, Main Street Approach, economic impact of Main Street, and the incredible volunteers that make Main Street's grassroots network so effective. They're short, succinct, and sharable—we hope you can use them to build the Main Street movement in your community!

Here are just a few ways you can use the videos:
  • Share on social media
  • Embed on your website
  • Show at community, board, city, and volunteer meetings
Keep scrolling below for all four videos—plus a full-length Main Street America video and trailer—as well as sample social media posts. Or, use your updated member login to view them in our new Main Street America Video Library! Haven't updated your member login yet? Here's how >

Power of the Movement

The Main Street America Network helps to breathe new life into the places people call home. Learn more about this powerful movement of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders making a difference in small towns, mid-sized cities and urban areas across the country: 

Sample social media post: The Main Street America Network is transforming local economies across the nation.  #MainStreetMovement
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The Main Street Approach


The Main Street Approach helps communities get started with revitalization, and grows with them over time. Learn more about the time-tested, market-based, community-led framework:  

Sample social media post: The Main Street Approach is a practical, adaptable framework for downtown transformation. #MainStreetMovement
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Economic Impact of Main Street


Since 1980, Main Street America programs have generated over $71 billion in reinvestment, 132,000 net new businesses, 584,000 net new jobs and 267,000 building rehabilitations: 

Sample social media post: Main streets are often a community’s single biggest competitive advantage. #MainStreetMovement
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A Grassroots Network

Main Street is so successful is because of the local leaders on the ground. The Main Street America Network is comprised of some of the most enthusiastic, passionate, committed people you'll ever find. Learn more about this nationwide movement of community changemakers:

Sample social media post: Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Main Street America movement. #MainStreetMovement
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Main Streets are the Heart of Our Communities (Full)

See the power of Main Street’s potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country. Watch and share!

This video features scenes from Main Streets across the country, as well as experts and practitioners including Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and Chair of the National Main Street Center (NMSC) Board of Directors; Irvin Henderson, member of the NMSC Board of Directors; Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street; and Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the NMSC.

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Main Streets are the Heart of Our Communities (TEASER)

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