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Advocacy Alert: American Rescue Plan and Main Street Impact

March 12, 2021 | Advocacy Alert: American Rescue Plan and Main Street Impact | By: Kelly Humrichouser, Director of Government Relations, NMSC | Yesterday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a $1.9 trillion dollar package with broad, robust support for new and...


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Coping with the COVID Crisis in the Midst of the Holiday Rush: Nine Takeaways from Our December Surveys of Small Business Owners and Main Street Programs

January 25, 2021 | Coping with the COVID Crisis in the Midst of the Holiday Rush: Nine Takeaways from Our December Surveys of Small Business Owners and Main Street Programs | By: Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC | Photo credit: Cindy Shebley In early December, as the...


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Congress Throws Lifeline to Small Businesses, But Fight for Main Streets Continues into New Year

December 22, 2020 | Congress Throws Lifeline to Small Businesses, But Fight for Main Streets Continues into New Year | By: Patrice Frey, President & CEO, NMSC | Dear Main Street America Network, Last night both houses of Congress passed the Coronavirus Response And Relief...


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Survey Confirms Small Businesses Need Congressional Support

December 18, 2020 | Survey Confirms Small Businesses Need Congressional Support | Immediately following Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday shopping promotions, Main Street America conducted a survey of over 1,000 small businesses to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our...


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Advocacy Alert: Tell Congress to ACT NOW to Support Small Businesses

December 3, 2020 | Advocacy Alert: Tell Congress to ACT NOW to Support Small Businesses | Over the past six months, Main Street America has been advocating to Congress for federal funding for Main Street coordinating and local programs. The work of Main Street programs in...


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Calling all Main Street Programs! Congress Needs to Hear from You Today

December 2, 2020 | Calling all Main Street Programs! Congress Needs to Hear from You Today | Dear Main Streeters, As the country manages through another surge in COVID-19 cases, we are appealing to federal lawmakers on behalf of Main Streets and their small businesses. In the...


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New Research from Brookings and the National Main Street Center on the Value of Main Street Organizations

December 1, 2020 | New Research from Brookings and the National Main Street Center on the Value of Main Street Organizations | By: Mike Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC, and Hanna Love, Senior Research Analyst, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution Downtown Wheeling,...


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Main Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity!

September 18, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity! | Dear Main Street America Network, In May, we launched an ambitious campaign to support the work of Main Street programs nationwide. The outpouring of support from across the network on this effort has been truly...


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Main Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach!

August 25, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach! | Dear Main Street America Members, As you know, Main Street America is seeking support for the Economic Development Administration in the next COVID relief package, including a $100M competitive grant program to support...


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Advocacy Update: Keep Up the Outreach While Stimulus Negotiations Are Stalled!

August 14, 2020 | Advocacy Update: Keep Up the Outreach While Stimulus Negotiations Are Stalled! | Dear Main Street America Network: We wanted to provide you an update on COVID relief negotiations in Washington and how it affects our advocacy for Main Street funding in the near-term. Before...