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Main Streets Celebrate Juneteenth: Our New Federal Holiday

June 18, 2021 | Main Streets Celebrate Juneteenth: Our New Federal Holiday | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | Archival photograph of a Juneteenth celebration. Graphic courtesy of the National Museum of African American History & Culture Main...


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Community Spotlight: USDA's Rural Innovation Placemaking Challenge Accepted by Pennsylvania Downtown Center

June 17, 2021 | Community Spotlight: USDA's Rural Innovation Placemaking Challenge Accepted by Pennsylvania Downtown Center | By: Pennsylvania Downtown Center | Downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Jon Dawson ( license ) The Rural Innovation Placemaking Challenge ...


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Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA

June 15, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA | By: Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager, City of Fremont | Photo credit: Fremont Economic Development The COVID-19 pandemic caused layoffs and closures for businesses nationwide,...


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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street

June 11, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | "Love Notes:" a pop-up public art installation celebrating Pride Month in Downtown SLO's Mission Plaza. Photo credit: Downtown SLO June...


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2022 Main Street Now Conference Call for Proposals

June 10, 2021 | 2022 Main Street Now Conference Call for Proposals | Submit a session proposal for next year's Main Street Now Conference in Richmond, Virginia held May 16-18, 2022 . Start planning your session now to share your ideas by the submission deadline on August 13, 2021! At...


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Main Spotlight: Five Takeaways on Supporting Entrepreneurship from Matthew Wagner, Ph.D.

June 9, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Five Takeaways on Supporting Entrepreneurship from Matthew Wagner, Ph.D. | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | Earlier this week, Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer at Main Street America, was featured on Breaking...


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Community Spotlight: Mount Joy Business Collab Creates New Product Line

June 3, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Mount Joy Business Collab Creates New Product Line | By: Rochelle A. Shenk, Correspondent, Elizabethtown Advocate | Main Street Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Dave Schell, Executive Director of Main Street Mount Joy (MSMJ) This article...


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Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

June 2, 2021 | Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities | What does the pandemic mean for navigating downtown real estate development deals? How can Main Street programs help position real estate projects for success? We chatted with Corey...


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Take the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey

May 27, 2021 | Take the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey | Help us better understand, serve, and advocate for Main Street programs by taking the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey ! Survey results will inform our advocacy priorities, drive our 2021 programming efforts, and help us tell the...


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Announcing the 2021 Main Street America Designated Communities and 2020 Reinvestment Statistics

May 26, 2021 | Announcing the 2021 Main Street America Designated Communities and 2020 Reinvestment Statistics | Open streets programming efforts in Wausau, Wisc. Credit: Wausau River District We are proud to announce that 883 Main Street programs across the country have earned...