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Main Spotlight: New Tool for Understanding Demographics of Main Street Communities

October 28, 2020 | Main Spotlight: New Tool for Understanding Demographics of Main Street Communities | By: Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC, and Brittanii' Batts, Associate Manager of Projects and Research, NMSC | On October 15th, Main Street staff were joined by Dr....


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Spotlighting the 2020 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalists

October 19, 2020 | Spotlighting the 2020 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalists In February, we announced the eight semifinalists of the 2020 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). A top honor within the commercial district revitalization field, Great American Main Street...


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Main Spotlight: Trading Cultural Displacement for Thriving Commercial Districts

October 14, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Trading Cultural Displacement for Thriving Commercial Districts | By: Mileyka Burgos-Flores, Executive Director, The Allapattah Collaborative CDC | Commercial corridor in Allapattah's district. Photo credit: The Allapattah Collaborative CDC The...


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Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment on Main Street

October 7, 2020 | Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment on Main Street | By: Leah Nahmias, Director of Programs and Community Engagement, Indiana Humanities and Jackie Swihart, Project Manager, Indiana Main Street Coordinator | Buttons created by the Indiana Women's Suffrage...


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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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Main Spotlight: Supporting Spanish-Speaking Businesses in Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2020 | Main Spotlight: ¿Cómo se dice “Free Money?”: Supporting Spanish-Speaking Businesses in Washington, D.C. | By: Carolina Buitrago, Program Director, Columbia Heights - Mount Pleasant Main Streets, District Bridges | District Bridges helped a local restaurant create...


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Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street

September 15, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Why the Census Matters to Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC It is vital to our nation’s Main Streets and their communities that as many people as possible complete the 2020 Census. Occurring every 10 years, the U.S. Census...


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Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today

September 9, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today | By: Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and your Main Street is just waking up. Your reopening is going fairly well, all things considered, but you...


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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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Main Spotlight: BIPOC Pop-Up Markets on Alberta Street

August 20, 2020 | Main Spotlight: BIPOC Pop-Up Markets on Alberta Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Mother-daughter small business, expanding their customer base on Alberta for Jamaican sea moss gel supplements. Photo credit: Maris Yurdana Many...