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Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA

June 15, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Creating a Community for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Fremont, CA | By: Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager, City of Fremont | Photo credit: Fremont Economic Development The COVID-19 pandemic caused layoffs and closures for businesses nationwide,...


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Main Spotlight: Five Takeaways on Supporting Entrepreneurship from Matthew Wagner, Ph.D.

June 9, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Five Takeaways on Supporting Entrepreneurship from Matthew Wagner, Ph.D. | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | Earlier this week, Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer at Main Street America, was featured on Breaking...


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Introducing Main Street Online: A New Tool to Help Small Businesses

Introducing Main Street Online: A New Tool to Help Small Businesses | May 10, 2021 | Main Street America (MSA) is excited to introduce Main Street Online , a new tool to help businesses grow and strengthen their online and e-commerce capabilities. Supported by GoDaddy , the tool...


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Activating the American Rescue Plan on Main Street: Details & Webinar

April 23, 2021 | Activating the American Rescue Plan on Main Street: Details & Webinar | By: Kelly Humrichouser, Director of Government Relations, NMSC With recent federal funding made available through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) , Main Streeters should be...


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COVID Lesson: We Need to Build Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

April 26, 2021 | COVID Lesson: We Need to Build Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystems | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer | Many of us likely remember the old adage: from every tragedy comes a learning opportunity. The global pandemic has certainly presented many of those...


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Announcing the Recipients of the Main Street Forward Awards

April 12, 2021 | Announcing the Recipients of the Main Street Forward Awards Clockwise from top left: The Argenta Outdoor Dining District in North Little Rock, AR; Missouri Main Street Connections' virtual Directors Meeting; an outdoor cleanup on Emporia Main Street in Emporia, KS; a food...


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Advocacy Alert: American Rescue Plan and Main Street Impact

March 12, 2021 | Advocacy Alert: American Rescue Plan and Main Street Impact | By: Kelly Humrichouser, Director of Government Relations, NMSC | Yesterday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a $1.9 trillion dollar package with broad, robust support for new and...


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Main Spotlight: Using StoryWalks to Bring Reading and Fun Downtown

March 9, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Using StoryWalks to Bring Reading and Fun Downtown | By: Dr. Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library & Information Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Founder & Director, Let’s Move in Libraries Since their creation,...


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Main Spotlight: Pop-Up Retail: Not Just For Start-Ups, And Other Learnings From Its Evolution

February 11, 2021 | Pop-Up Retail: Not Just For Start-Ups, And Other Learnings From Its Evolution | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, NMSC | Moonlight Makers is a pop-up gift market store in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo credit: Ablokhin A few...


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New Survey for Small Businesses! A Note from NMSC's Research Team

January 27, 2021 | New Survey for Small Businesses! A Note from NMSC's Research Team | Our January SMS survey of small business owners has been live for about 24 hours, and we’ve currently received about 200 completed surveys. Could we get to 500? 1,000? If you haven’t already, please...