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Introducing UrbanMain.org

October 2, 2018 | Introducing UrbanMain.org One year ago, the National Main Street Center introduced UrbanMain, a new program to help communities restore economic vitality and promote quality of life for residents in under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts. It’s...


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Neighborhood News: Chicago UrbanMain Update

September 12, 2018 | Neighborhood News: Chicago UrbanMain Update | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, National Main Street Center We recently toured Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood with South East Chicago Commission's Eric Reaves, Chandra Rouse of the Harvard University Graduate...


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Study Trip Recap

September 11, 2018 | Study Trip Recap | By Amanda Elliott, Richmond Main Street This summer, the National Main Street Center hosted Amanda Elliot, Richmond Main Street Executive Director, for a four-day Study Trip as part of her two-year Fellowship program with LeaderSpring. The...


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Creating Equitable, Inclusive and Transparent Cities: A Year in Review

June 27, 2018 | Creating Equitable, Inclusive and Transparent Cities: The National League of Cities (NLC) Equitable Economic Development Fellowship | A Year in Review, by Dionne Baux | NLC meeting at City Hall in Austin, Texas. After spending a year serving as a project advisor to the...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: Historic King Drive in Milwaukee

June 26, 2018 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: Historic King Drive in Milwaukee | The community celebrates Juneteenth Day on Historic Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee. Photo credit: King Drive Is This past month, the National Main Street Center's Dionne Baux was invited to...


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Coffee Q and A with Dionne Baux

June 1, 2018 | Coffee Q&A with Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs | Over a cup of coffee Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, shared a bit more about herself and UrbanMain —the National Main Street Center’s newest program focused on supporting transformation in under...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: Danville, Virginia

May 31, 2018 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: Danville, Virginia | This past month, the Danville River District Association in Virginia invited the National Main Street Center’s Dionne Baux to present “Developing and Championing Cultural Business Districts,” a workshop for local...


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Announcing Two Chicago UrbanMain Neighborhoods

April 26, 2018 | Announcing Two Chicago UrbanMain Neighborhoods | With the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Groupon , the National Main Street Center (NMSC) is pleased to announce two participating neighborhoods in the Chicago UrbanMain program: Quad...


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Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due March 5

January 24, 2018 | Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due March 5 | The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods through the UrbanMain program. This new program will support commercial district revitalization efforts in Chicago...


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Introducing UrbanMain

September 14, 2017 | National Main Street Center | Main Street Spotlight | Introducing UrbanMain UrbanMain , a new program from the National Main Street Center, brings many of the proven tools and techniques of Main Street America to older and historic commercial districts in urban areas. ...