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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)...


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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...