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The Historic Tax Credit (HTC) is an essential tool for Main Street revitalization. Rehabilitation of historic buildings adds jobs, attracts businesses, and creates wealth. The reconciliation package currently being developed by Congress offers a key opportunity to create important enhancements to the HTC that will have a big impact on the redevelopment of historic buildings in commercial districts.

Our collective advocacy for these changes is essential to attract even more investment to Main Street. We hope you’ll join us in speaking up to strengthen the HTC today!


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Main Streets in Action
A new set of videos from Main Street America shows 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.

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Main Street Blog

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Main Street Now Conference

The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.

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Main Street America Institute

The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) is our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools they need to lead results-oriented and preservation-based community revitalization organizations.

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Main Street is a Movement

Main Street America has been helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.


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Field Services

Main Street America’s field services team provides community organizations, municipalities, and states with cutting-edge training on all aspects of commercial district revitalization.

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Project Spotlight

Community Spotlight

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Kendall Whittier Main Street


In just 10 years, Kendall Whittier Main Street has radically changed the perception of their neighborhood and become the center of community life for its residents.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Boyne City Main Street


Boyne City’s inspiring transformation serves as a model for downtowns looking to appeal to tourists while investing in the quality of life of year-round residents.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Downtown Tupelo Main Street


Tupelo’s lively downtown with a thriving small business environment is a shining example of the impact of a sustained, incremental approach to community revitalization.

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Since 1980

$89.57

Billion Reinvested

303836

Buildings Rehabilitated

687321

Jobs Created

154435

Businesses Started

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