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New Publication! The Future of Retail: Creative Approaches to Place-Based Entrepreneurship

November 13, 2019 | The Future of Retail: Creative Approaches to Place-Based Entrepreneurship | As trends suggest a long-term shift away from traditional bricks-and-mortar retail, Main Streets will need to continue to find new ways to draw people downtown. The Future of Retail:...


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2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets

November 5, 2019 | 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets | National Trust for Historic Preservation The 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign featured 20 sites that each highlight and raise awareness for the often unrecognized contributions of women to American history and...


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Main Spotlight: High School Student Starts Thriving Antique Shop on Main Street

October 29, 2019 | Main Spotlight: High School Student Starts Thriving Antique Shop on Main Street | 16-year-old Luke Knudson poses with his 1926 Model A Roadster outside the antique shop he opened when he was 13 years old. Luke drives the car at local parades and parks it outside the shop...


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Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America: How to Engage Support, Find Funding and Build a Stronger Community

October 16, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America: How to Engage Support, Find Funding and Build a Stronger Community | By Wendy Van Duyne, Landscape Architect at Stantec | When the Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department wanted to redesign the Fowler...


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Main Spotlight: We Are Main Street Officially Launches!

September 10, 2019 | We Are Main Street Officially Launches! Share Stories of the People Who Power Main Street | It’s the official launch month of the We Are Main Street campaign, and we can’t wait to start this year-long 40th anniversary celebration of the people who make your Main Streets...


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Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon

August 20, 2019 | Real Estate on Main Street: A Q&A with National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon | National Development Council Trainer Corey Leon instructs Main Street staff and preservationists at last year’s Historic Real Estate Finance Certification Training in Des Moines,...


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Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines

August 13, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Culinary Destinations as Downtown Development Engines | Case Study: Starkville, Mississippi | By Jennifer Gregory is the President of Downtown Strategies at Retail Strategies | Farm to Fork Dinner, Courtesy of Starkville Main Street. Photo credit:...


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Main Spotlight: How a Local Library Can Jumpstart Cultural, Educational and Entrepreneurial Growth

August 7, 2019 | Main Spotlight: How a Local Library Can Jumpstart Cultural, Educational and Entrepreneurial Growth | By Curtis Rogers, Director of Communications at the Urban Libraries Council | Photo credit: King County Library System In a recent op-ed for the New York Times , renowned...


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Main Spotlight: Introducing We Are Main Street

July 30, 2019 | Main Spotlight: Introducing We Are Main Street | We all know that Main Street is so much more than just a place. For close to 40 years, the Main Street movement has been so successful because of the people who have dedicated their time, talents, and energy to improving our...


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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)...