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Community Spotlight: Mexicantown in Detroit, Michigan

October 15, 2020 | Community Spotlight: Mexicantown in Detroit, Michigan | By: Myrna Segura-Beltchenko, Director, Mexicantown-Hubbard Communities Main Street Program | The façade of Xochi's Gift Shop after participating in a façade improvement grant program from the Main Street. Photo...


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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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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2020 | Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month | September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Please join us in highlighting Hispanic and Latinx business owners and community leaders to build awareness of the vibrant cultures and histories of...


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Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today

September 9, 2020 | Main Spotlight: Historic Walking Tours are Perfect for the Uncertain World of Today | By: Ron Cook, distrx CEO and Co-founder It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and your Main Street is just waking up. Your reopening is going fairly well, all things considered, but you...


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Main Street at the PastForward Conference: Register Today!

September 2, 2020 | Main Street at the PastForward Conference: Register Today! | Registration for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual preservation conference is now open! Taking place October 28 – 30, the virtual conference will feature the breadth and depth of...


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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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Main Spotlight: BIPOC Pop-Up Markets on Alberta Street

August 20, 2020 | Main Spotlight: BIPOC Pop-Up Markets on Alberta Street | By: Abby Armato, Communications Coordinator, NMSC | Mother-daughter small business, expanding their customer base on Alberta for Jamaican sea moss gel supplements. Photo credit: Maris Yurdana Many...


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Business Spotlight: Rich City Studios

August 20, 2020 | Business Spotlight: Rich City Studios | By: Charles A. Turner, Jr., Owner, Rich City Studios | Photo Credit: R.D. López/Shots From Richmond August is National Black Business Month. In celebration of the month, we are spotlighting Black-owned businesses in our...


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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...