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Past Forward

We invite you to join us at PastForward Online, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference. Taking place October 28 – 30, the virtual conference will feature the breadth and depth of great work going on across the preservation field, and feature practical, relevant information to meet your evolving needs in the pandemic and post-pandemic periods.

There will be several sessions that will be of specific interest to Main Street leaders and commercial district revitalization professionals, including a special plenary where we will be announcing the 2020 Great American Main Street Award winners!


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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 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. Join us April 12-14, 2021 in Boston!

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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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Technical Services

Main Street America’s technical 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

Alberta Main Street


Alberta Main Street is at the forefront of helping small businesses succeed, balancing historic preservation with new infill, and creating a welcoming district for all.

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Wausau River District


Wausau River District has set an example for communities across the country that are looking to cultivate sustainable, long-term revitalization in their downtown.


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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Wheeling Heritage


Wheeling Heritage has brought significant economic opportunity, harnessed the neighborhood’s historic character, and helped residents believe in their community's future.

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Since 1980

$85.43

Billion Reinvested

295348

Buildings Rehabilitated

672333

Jobs Created

150079

Businesses Started

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