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Main Spotlight: The ADA at 30: The Power of Inclusion on Main Street

July 23, 2020 | Main Spotlight: The ADA at 30: The Power of Inclusion on Main Street | By: Steve Wright, Disability Rights Advocate | I adore main streets, historic districts, restaurant rows, quirky corridors and all the unique urban flavor they deliver with mom and pop shops, sidewalk cafes...


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Commercial District Design: Public Amenities

July 22, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Public Amenities | The quality of infrastructure and amenities is not only important to a district’s basic functioning, but also has a direct impact on whether it is a great place. In recent years, entrepreneurs and employers alike are...


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Main Spotlight: Parklets + Pedlets

July 15, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Parklets + Pedlets | In light of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, local leaders across the country are increasingly looking to parklet and pedlet programs as an easy, quick, and relatively inexpensive design solution to create more physical space for...


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Main Spotlight: Open Streets + Design

July 9, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Open Streets + Design | From big cities to rural towns, communities around the world are temporarily opening streets to people by closing them to trucks and cars. These open streets programs and initiatives are meant to encourage walking, biking, and rolling,...


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COVID-19 and the Impact of Retail: Part 2

July 2, 2020 | COVID-19 and the Impact of Retail: Part 2 | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | This article is part of the COVID-19 Trends Blog Series. In Part 1 of “COVID-19 and the Impact on Retail,” we examined what are likely to be longer...


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Main Spotlight: COVID-19 Trends and the Impact on Retail

June 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends and the Impact on Retail | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | This article is part of the COVID-19 Trends Blog Series. Throughout history, there have been profound economic, technology, and societal shifts that...


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Main Spotlight: How Rural Economies Can Leverage the Rise in Remote Work

June 18, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends Blog Series: How Rural Economies Can Leverage the Rise in Remote Work | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | The ribbon cutting ceremony of The Vault, a coworking space in Charlevoix, Michigan. Credit: Charlevoix Main...


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Main Spotlight: COVID-19 Likely to Result in Increased Entrepreneurship Rates

June 9, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends Blog Series: COVID-19 Likely to Result in Increased Entrepreneurship Rates | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | In 2012, Beverly Crossen opened Farmhouse , a diy boutique, workshop space, and working custom studio,...


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report

May 26, 2020 | The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report | By Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC, and Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC Main Street America recently conducted a follow-up to its survey on the impacts...


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Main Spotlight: Recovery and Revitalization Depend on Understanding Human Psyche

May 12, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Recovery and Revitalization Depend on Understanding Human Psyche | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | Downtowns and urban commercial districts across the U.S. won’t recover from the economic impacts of the global pandemic...