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National Black Business Month Spotlight: The Four Way and L. May Creations

August 30, 2021 | National Black Business Month Spotlight: The Four Way and L. May Creations | Left:: A server at The Four Way. Center: A loyal customer making a donation to The Four Way. Right: Community members play games at a recent Juneteenth event outside of L. May Creations. ...


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Chicago UrbanMain Seeks to Create Local Design Guidelines

August 30, 2021 | Chicago INVEST South/West Update: Chicago UrbanMain Seeks to Create Local Design Guidelines | A festival on the Chicago Ave. corridor in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago on August 7. Credit: Dionne Baux. The Chicago UrbanMain program has entered...


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2022 Great American Main Street Award Applications are Now Open

July 26, 2021 | 2022 Great American Main Street Award Applications are Now Open | Downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, a 2020 Great American Main Street Award Winner. Credit: Jenna Temkin Applications for the 2022 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) are now open! The GAMSA program...


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Main Spotlight: Get Used to It - The Pivot Is Not Going Away

July 7, 2021 | Main Spotlight: Get Used to It – The Pivot is Not Going Away | By: Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Main Street America | The return to bricks-and-mortar shopping is on the rebound, with consumer exuberance pushing supply chains to near failure and...


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Reflecting on the History, Legacy, and Future of Black Wall Street in Tulsa

June 24, 2021 | Reflecting on the History, Legacy, and Future of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street | Left: Dozens of musicians took the stage during Legacy Fest. Center: Crowds gather to take in the festivities. Right: Grammy Award-winner P.J. Morton performs for a crowd. Photos courtesy of Dr....


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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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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street

June 11, 2021 | Community Spotlight: Celebrating Pride Month 2021 on Main Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, Main Street America | "Love Notes:" a pop-up public art installation celebrating Pride Month in Downtown SLO's Mission Plaza. Photo credit: Downtown SLO June...


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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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Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

June 2, 2021 | Historic Real Estate Financing on Main Street: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities | What does the pandemic mean for navigating downtown real estate development deals? How can Main Street programs help position real estate projects for success? We chatted with Corey...


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Take the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey

May 27, 2021 | Take the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey | Help us better understand, serve, and advocate for Main Street programs by taking the 2021 Main Street Trends Survey ! Survey results will inform our advocacy priorities, drive our 2021 programming efforts, and help us tell the...