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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...


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Hurricane Florence Relief: Downtown Giving

November 28, 2018 | Hurricane Florence Relief: Downtown Giving Downtown Morehead, North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence. The North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA), in partnership with the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center, is accepting donations for...


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Giving Tuesday 2018

November 26, 2018 | Giving Tuesday 2018 After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, we're kicking off the holiday giving season by asking you to support the Main Street Movement on Giving Tuesday. This powerful movement of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders...


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National Main Street Center Joins Launch of Bass Center on Transformative Placemaking

November 19, 2018 | National Main Street Center Joins Launch of Bass Center on Transformative Placemaking | Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, discussing says the psychological impacts on humans when we live in places that aren’t conducive to a thriving...


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Main Street America Institute: Registration Open for 2019 Courses

November 16, 2018 | Main Street America Institute: Registration Open for 2019 Courses | During the Day 2 District Investigation, participants interview a local business owner in MainStreet Cleveland, Tenn. "I absolutely LOVED my MSAI experience and reference it SO often, more than I...