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COVID-19 and the Impact of Retail: Part 2

July 2, 2020 | COVID-19 and the Impact of Retail: Part 2 | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | A greater percentage of households will likely start gardens in their yards or balconies post-COVID, leading to more business opportunities on niche seed...


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Main Spotlight: COVID-19 Trends and the Impact on Retail

June 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends and the Impact on Retail | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | This article is part of the COVID-19 Trends Blog Series. Throughout history, there have been profound economic, technology, and societal shifts that...


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Main Spotlight: How Rural Economies Can Leverage the Rise in Remote Work

June 18, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends Blog Series: How Rural Economies Can Leverage the Rise in Remote Work | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | The ribbon cutting ceremony of The Vault, a coworking space in Charlevoix, Michigan. Credit: Charlevoix Main...


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Main Spotlight: COVID-19 Likely to Result in Increased Entrepreneurship Rates

June 9, 2020 | COVID-19 Trends Blog Series: COVID-19 Likely to Result in Increased Entrepreneurship Rates | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | In 2012, Beverly Crossen opened Farmhouse , a diy boutique, workshop space, and working custom studio,...


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The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report

May 26, 2020 | The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Follow-up Survey Report | By Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC, and Michael Powe, Ph.D., Director of Research, NMSC Main Street America recently conducted a follow-up to its survey on the impacts...


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Main Spotlight: Recovery and Revitalization Depend on Understanding Human Psyche

May 12, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Recovery and Revitalization Depend on Understanding Human Psyche | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | Downtowns and urban commercial districts across the U.S. won’t recover from the economic impacts of the global pandemic...


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Reopening Safely: Helpful Tips for Community Leaders and Small Business Owners

April 30, 2020 | Reopening Safely: Helpful Tips for Community Leaders and Small Business Owners | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | As states begin to open their economies across the nation, small business owners will first and foremost need to...


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Street Resources

March 18, 2020 | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Street Resources | Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, in a letter to the Network regarding COVID-19. Read the full letter here . As NMSC President and CEO Patrice Frey stated in her letter to the Network...


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Metroplex Main Streets: Discover Community Comforts in Colossal Cities and Tiny Towns

March 10, 2020 | Metroplex Main Streets: Discover Community Comforts in Colossal Cities and Tiny Towns | By Andy Rhodes, Texas Historical Commission, Communications Division The charming Main Street community of Waxahachie, just south of Dallas. Photo courtesy of the Texas Historical...


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Main Spotlight: Black Wall Streets on Main Street

February 26, 2020 | Black Wall Streets on Main Street | By Dionne Baux | A mural in Greenwood commemorating Tulsa's Black Wall Street. Credit: Daniel Jeffries, Tulsa Planning Office While on a recent resource team visit to Washington D.C.’s U Street Main Street at Ben’s Chili Bowl, I...