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Community Spotlight: Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater in Main Street Coon Rapids

November 12, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater in Main Street Coon Rapids | By: Katie Mason, Executive Director, Main Street Coon Rapids | The crowd gathered on Main Street to watch Trolls World Tour on the big screen. Photo credit: Main Street Coon Rapids An...


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New Webinar Opportunity: Creating Outdoor Spaces in Colder Months

November 5, 2020 | New Webinar Opportunity: Creating Outdoor Spaces in Colder Months | COVID-19 has forced us to be creative in the ways we support our main streets and downtowns as commercial and social centers by moving many indoor activities outside. This has been a great...


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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 Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity!

September 18, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Webinar Opportunity! | Dear Main Street America Network, In May, we launched an ambitious campaign to support the work of Main Street programs nationwide. The outpouring of support from across the network on this effort has been truly...


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Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas

September 10, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Cash Mobs in Main Street Las Vegas | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Promotion for the weekly Las Vegas NM Cash Mob. Photo credit: MainStreet de Las Vegas MainStreet de Las Vegas has been successful in helping save...


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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 Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach!

August 25, 2020 | Main Street Advocacy: Continue Your Outreach! | Dear Main Street America Members, As you know, Main Street America is seeking support for the Economic Development Administration in the next COVID relief package, including a $100M competitive grant program to support...


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We Need Your Input! New Main Street Small Business Survey on COVID-19 Recovery

August 11, 2020 | We Need Your Input! New Main Street Small Business Survey on COVID-19 Recovery | Dear Main Street America Network, While economies have begun to reopen, Main Street communities still continue to face incredible challenges. Remaining resilient through the pandemic and...


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Commercial District Design: Trails and Parks

August 10, 2020 | Commercial District Design: Trails and Parks | Studies have shown that outdoor recreation in trails and parks offers positive economic, health, and quality of life benefits. As people increasingly use trails and parks for socially-distanced recreation, local leaders have...


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Small Business COVID Resiliency: 12 Ways to Reimagine Your Business Model

August 6, 2020 | Small Business COVID Resiliency: 12 Ways to Reimagine Your Business Model | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs | As we approach the five-month mark of the global pandemic within the U.S., Main Street businesses are still adapting to the ever...