Main Spotlight: A Proven Economic Development Strategy

December 5, 2018 | Main Spotlight: A Proven Economic Development Strategy | By Edward T. McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and Chairman of the National Main Street Center’s Board of Directors |

Main Street’s holistic, incremental approach to community revitalization works—this has been proven time and time again. In this special edition of Main Spotlight, NMSC Board Chair Ed McMahon takes a look at why it works. From exploring the power of small steps to the importance of investing in people and creating quality places, he makes an undeniable case for community leaders that Main Street is always a better economic strategy than “silver bullet” solutions.

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! Provided in an easy-to-share format, we encourage you to email Ed’s article to your civic leaders and invite them to the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle. Local elected officials and senior local government staff from Main Street America communities are eligible for a special registration rate of just $125! They will also receive an exclusive invitation to the Civic Leaders Forum, which Ed McMahon is leading alongside King County Executive Dow Constantine.