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Opportunities for Main Street in the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act

June 18, 2019 | Opportunities for Main Street in the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act | By Shaw Sprague, Senior Director of Government Relations for the National Trust for Historic Preservation | The two buildings at 321 and 323 Salinas Street in Syracuse, NY (center)...


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The Great American Main Street Award: Get Inspired and Apply for GAMSA 2020

June 5, 2019 | Main Spotlight | The Great American Main Street Award: Get Inspired and Apply for GAMSA 2020 | The 2019 Great American Main Street Award winners were announced at the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Washington. Left to right: Mary Thompson, NMSC Board Member; Jake...


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Share Space to Spur Startups

May 29, 2019 | Main Spotlight | Need More Retail in Your District? Share Space to Spur Startups | By Becky McCray It’s common to see local art in coffee shops, like Common Grounds in Avon, Minnesota. Why not extend this idea to all the businesses in your Main Street district? Photo by...


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Main Spotlight: South Carolina Releases Economic Incentives Toolkit

May 22, 2019 | Main Spotlight: What’s In Your Backpack? South Carolina Releases Economic Incentives Toolkit | By Jenny Boulware, Main Street South Carolina | The Western Auto building (1940) and the Rose-Talbert building (1914) were renovated together in 2018. Hotel Trundle was designed by...


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Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop

May 14, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Holy Cow...We Just Started an Ice Cream Shop | By Rob Biggs, Executive Director of Saco Main Street Photo credit: Aaron Scott As Forrest Gump once quoted: “ My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. ’” Or...


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Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

May 7, 2019 | Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | By Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Shaw Main Streets. Photo credit: Pleasant P. Mann What can be done to improve income and wealth in...


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Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street

May 1, 2019 | Celebrate Preservation Month on Main Street | By Jenna Temkin, Associate Manager of Marketing & Outreach, National Main Street Center The Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels, Texas was constructed in 1898 in the Romanesque Revival Style. Credit: City of New Braunfels ...


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Speak Up Regarding Proposed Changes to the National Register of Historic Places

April 24, 2019 | Speak Up Regarding Proposed Changes to the National Register of Historic Places Historic Warehouse District, Cleveland, Ohio As you may have seen from our partners at the National Trust for Historic Preservation , the National Park Service is seeking public comment...


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UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference

April 16, 2019 | UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference | Two years after the UrbanMain Network launched in Seattle, neighborhood commercial district revitalization practitioners returned to the Emerald City for the 2019 Main Street Now Conference from March 25 - 27. The conference...


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Activating the Main Street Approach through Placemaking

April 9, 2019 | Activating the Main Street Approach through Placemaking | By Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa Photo credit: Dubuque Main Street Using small-scale placemaking to drive incremental implementation of your local Main Street effort is an effective way to empower community...