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Why Historic Preservation Needs a New Approach

February 13, 2019 | Why Historic Preservation Needs a New Approach | By Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center | The Kimo Theater on historic Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque was one of 16 New Mexico towns and cities to recently receive...


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Community Spotlight: Franklin, Tennessee Hosts Historic Preservation Tax Credit Panel Discussion

February 7, 2019 | Community Spotlight: Tennessee State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Panel Discussion | Jill Burgin, Executive Director of the Main Street Program for the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and Renee Kuhlman with the National Trust for Historic Preservation spoke...


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2019 Main Street Now Conference: Special Events you do not want to miss

February 6, 2019 | Main Street Now Conference: Special Events You Don't Want to Miss | 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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Marketing Your Main Street in the Digital Age

February 5, 2019 | Marketing Your Main Street in the Digital Age | By Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder Photo courtesy of Ron Cook As the great philosopher Bob Dylan reminds us: The times, they are a-changin’ . For Main Streets, that change comes in many forms – downtown...


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The Main Street America Institute: Last Chance to Register for Advanced Principles of Sustainable Organization

February 1, 2019 | The Main Street America Institute: Last Chance to Register for Advanced Principles of Sustainable Organization | From your elevator pitch to your volunteer on-boarding, you are working with others every day to create a thriving downtown. To successfully support your...


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Historic Real Estate Finance Training: Part Two

January 31, 2019 | Historic Real Estate Finance Training: Part Two | Participants gather for a tour of Downtown Decatur, Georgia, our host community for part two of the Historic Real Estate Finance training series. Last week, the Main Street America Institute (MSAI) hosted participants...


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Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network

January 30, 2019 | Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center | Photo credit: New Growth Innovation Network Happy New Year Readers, we hope you’ve enjoyed past issues of UrbanMain’s ...


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Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods

January 30, 2019 | Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods | Photo Credit: Tim McCollow Main Street Now Session Preview Register now to join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Wash., March 25-27. From now...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago

January 29, 2019 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago | By Tonya Trice, Executive Director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The anchor of the community – the South Shore Cultural Center. Photo credit: South Shore Chamber of Commerce In November 2018, the...


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Made on Main: Supporting Innovative Community Transformation Projects

January 29, 2019 | Made on Main: Supporting Innovative Community Transformation Projects | Goldsboro, North Carolina was one of the seven communities selected to receive a Community Action Grant. In 2018, OneMain Financial and Main Street America (MSA) launched Made on Main Street, a...