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Small Business Saturday 2018: Neighborhood Champions of Main Street America

December 13, 2018 | Small Business Saturday 2018: Neighborhood Champions of Main Street America | By Ariana Pup, Communications Coordinator at the National Main Street Center | Christmas Parade in Benicia, California. Photo credit: Visit Benicia On November 24, an estimated 104 million U.S...


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Register Now for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle

December 11, 2018 | Register Now for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle | Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals in Seattle for Main Street Now on March 25-27. We will explore Main Street programs from the inside out, centering on the hard-work of the...


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Life by the Water

December 10, 2018 | Life by the Water | By Francesca Reeves, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation | Photo credit: David Newman, Visit Seattle Washington Main Street will co-host the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, March 25-27. Get to know our host city through...


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Opportunity Zones Come Into Focus

December 10, 2018 | Opportunity Zones Come Into Focus | By Anthony Veerkamp, Director of Policy Development , Research & Policy Lab, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation | The National Register–listed 1905 Louisville Gardens (originally the Jefferson County Armory) is...


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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...


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Community Spotlight: 1772 Foundation Inc. Tours Facade Improvement Projects in Texas

December 5, 2018 | 1772 Foundation Inc. Tours Façade Improvement Projects in Texas | Photo credits: (Top, L-R) Marie Oehlerking-Read, Texas Main Street Project Designer; Ina McDowell, Main Street Texarkana Executive Director; Lindsey Wallace, Sr. Manager, Special Projects at the National...


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Introducing the Friends of Main Street Program

December 4, 2018 | Introducing the Friends of Main Street Program The National Main Street Center is pleased to introduce the Friends of Main Street program! This new membership level gives individual supporters the opportunity to join the Main Street Movement. Across the network,...


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2018 National Main Street Trends Survey Now Open

December 3, 2018 | National Main Street Trends Survey Now Open | The annual Main Street Trends Survey is now open! This important tool helps us understand the profile of those the Center serves. With a better handle on who you are and what you need, we can tailor our resources...


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Community Spotlight: Four Boston Main Street Districts Awarded Grants

November 29, 2018 | Community Spotlight: Four Boston Main Street Districts Awarded Over $50K in Grants Photo credit: Boston Main Streets The Boston Main Streets Foundation recently awarded two Connecting Communities Exploration grants to four Boston Main Streets districts, including...


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Main Street Success Stories

November 28, 2018 | Main Street Success Stories Photo credit: Livermore Downtown, Inc The organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders working to advance our common cause of fostering vibrant, thriving communities never cease to inspire. From leading the restoration of...