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Main Spotlight: Funding Main Street Recovery through American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Dollars

September 21, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Funding Main Street Recovery through American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Dollars | By: Kelly Humrichouser, Director of Government Relations, Main Street America | Aerial shot of Downtown San Marcos. Photo courtesy of San Marcos Main Street. Photo...


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Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Georgia: Progress on the Georgia Main Street Innovation Grant Program

September 9, 2021 | Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Georgia: Progress on the Georgia Main Street Innovation Grant Program | By Jenna Temkin, Manager of Marketing & Outreach, Main Street America Left: Grassroots Coffee in Thomasville, Georgia receives a grant through the Main Street program's...


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Main Spotlight: Beyond COVID - Workforce as the Next Big Challenge for Main Streets

September 9, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Beyond COVID - Workforce as the Next Big Challenge for Main Streets | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Main Street America | In 1989, the New York Times ran their now-famous (for us Main Street old-timers) article entitled “When Wal-Mart...


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Announcing BackToBiz

August 31, 2021 | Announcing Back to Biz | Main Street America is proud to partner with Howard Schultz, the emes project, CreativeLive, and a coalition of leading businesses and non-profits today to announce the launch of BackTo.Biz : a free online learning program created to help small...


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Main Spotlight: Intentional Placemaking and Open Streets Initiatives - How to Boost a Community During Uncertain Times

August 25, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Intentional Placemaking and Open Streets Initiatives—How to Boost a Community During Uncertain Times | By: Jenny Sue Stubbs ( @mywetumpka ), Former Director of Main Street Wetumpka and Author of My Wetumpka | Inspired by a Helen Keller quote, the ...


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Main Street: A Place for a More Connected Economy in a World of Dispersion

August 4, 2021 | Main Street: A Place for a More Connected Economy in a World of Dispersion | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Main Street America | Much of our economic attention over the last few years in the Main Street world has been focused on the “experiential”...


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Main Spotlight: Get Used to It - The Pivot Is Not Going Away

July 7, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Get Used to It – The Pivot is Not Going Away | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Main Street America | The return to bricks-and-mortar shopping is on the rebound, with consumer exuberance pushing supply chains to near failure and...


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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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For an Inclusive Recovery, We Need Support for Small Business and the Groups that Help Them

June 14, 2021 | For an Inclusive Recovery, We Need Support for Small Business and the Groups that Help Them | By: Michelle Harati, Policy Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation This blog was originally published by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) as a part of their ...


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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...