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New Survey Results: How Small Businesses are Managing the Pandemic and Social Unrest

September 28, 2020 | New Survey Results: How Small Businesses are Managing the Pandemic and Social Unrest | By: Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC and Brittanii' Batts, Associate Manager of Projects & Research, NMSC | We encourage you to head over to The Point to discuss...


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Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas

September 10, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Promotion for the weekly Las Vegas NM Cash Mob. Photo credit: MainStreet de Las Vegas MainStreet de Las Vegas has been successful in helping save...


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Main Spotlight: Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect?

August 26, 2020 | Holiday Shopping During COVID: What Should Main Streets Expect? | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | While August may seem a little early for most to think about the holiday shopping season, this time represents a critical period...


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We Need Your Input! New Main Street Small Business Survey on COVID-19 Recovery

August 11, 2020 | We Need Your Input! New Main Street Small Business Survey on COVID-19 Recovery | Dear Main Street America Network, While economies have begun to reopen, Main Street communities still continue to face incredible challenges. Remaining resilient through the pandemic and...


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Commercial District Design: Trails and Parks

August 10, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Trails and Parks | Studies have shown that outdoor recreation in trails and parks offers positive economic, health, and quality of life benefits. As people increasingly use trails and parks for socially-distanced recreation, local leaders have...


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Small Business COVID Resiliency: 12 Ways to Reimagine Your Business Model

August 6, 2020 | Small Business COVID Resiliency: 12 Ways to Reimagine Your Business Model | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs | As we approach the five-month mark of the global pandemic within the U.S., Main Street businesses are still adapting to the ever...


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Announcing the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program

July 28, 2020 | Announcing the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program | Updated August 4, 2020: The HartBeat of Main Street Application is now closed. We appreciate your interest in the program, and encourage you to check out additional COVID-recovery resources from Main Street America and ...


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Commercial District Design: Public Amenities

July 22, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Public Amenities | The quality of infrastructure and amenities is not only important to a district’s basic functioning, but also has a direct impact on whether it is a great place. In recent years, entrepreneurs and employers alike are...


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Commercial District Design: Parklets + Pedlets

July 15, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Parklets + Pedlets | In light of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, local leaders across the country are increasingly looking to parklet and pedlet programs as an easy, quick, and relatively inexpensive design solution to create more physical...


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Commercial District Design: Open Streets + Design

July 9, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Open Streets + Design | From big cities to rural towns, communities around the world are temporarily opening streets to people by closing them to trucks and cars. These open streets programs and initiatives are meant to encourage walking, biking,...