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Bringing Opportunity Zone Investment to Central Appalachian Communities

October 10, 2019 | Bringing Opportunity Zone Investment to Central Appalachian Communities | 158 OZs in Central Appalachian coal-impacted communities in WV, OH and VA. Photo credit: Appalachian Community Capital Appalachian Community Capital today announced receipt of a $1,000,000...


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Maine Downtown Center to Participate in the Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund Program

October 9, 2019 | Maine Downtown Center to Participate in the Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund Program | Bed Races in Skowhegan, Maine. Photo credit: Brandie Burrill Photography Main Street America (MSA) is pleased to announce that the Maine Downtown Center (MDC) is the...


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Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15

October 9, 2019 | Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15 | The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce a third funding opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods through UrbanMain . This program will support commercial district revitalization efforts in Chicago neighborhoods,...


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Just Released! Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit

October 2, 2019 | Just Released! Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit | We are pleased to announce the release of Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Trans­portation Toolkit. Produced in partnership by Project for Public Spaces and Main...


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Champion Small Business Saturday on Your Main Street

September 25, 2019 | Champion Small Business Saturday on Your Main Street: Join the Movement to Shop Small | For 10 years, Small Business Saturday® has helped rally communities around the businesses they love. The Main Street America network has been a proud supporter since the beginning in...


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Sneak Peak: Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit

September 25, 2019 | Sneak Peak: Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit | Main Streets are many things. They are economic, cultural, and historic centers. They are small business hubs. They help move people and goods from point A to point B, and they are...


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Main Streets Are for Everyone

September 17, 2019 | Main Streets Are for Everyone | Dear Network, Over a year ago, we at the National Main Street Center began a process to develop a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement for the organization. This has provided our staff and board with the opportunity to look...


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Main Spotlight: Introducing We Are Main Street

July 30, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Introducing We Are Main Street | We all know that Main Street is so much more than just a place. For close to 40 years, the Main Street movement has been so successful because of the people who have dedicated their time, talents, and energy to improving our...


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Call for Proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference

June 26, 2019 | Call for Proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference | The National Main Street Center is seeking education session proposals for the 2020 Main Street Now Conference . For 40 years, the Main Street program has created economic impact and improved quality of life...


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A Warm Welcome to Brittanii Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research

June 19, 2019 | A Warm Welcome to Brittanii' Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research | The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is excited to welcome Brittanii' Batts to a new role in the organization as Associate Manager of Projects and Research. In this role, Brittanii’ serves as a...