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Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network

January 30, 2019 | Powering Inclusive Economies: New Innovation Growth Network | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center | Photo credit: New Growth Innovation Network Happy New Year Readers, we hope you’ve enjoyed past issues of UrbanMain’s ...


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Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods

January 30, 2019 | Main Street Now Session Preview: Pocket Parks, New Third Places in Challenged Neighborhoods | Photo Credit: Tim McCollow Main Street Now Session Preview Register now to join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Wash., March 25-27. From now...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago

January 29, 2019 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: South Shore, Chicago | By Tonya Trice, Executive Director of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The anchor of the community – the South Shore Cultural Center. Photo credit: South Shore Chamber of Commerce In November 2018, the...


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Announcing the South Shore UrbanMain Program

November 15, 2018 | Announcing the South Shore UrbanMain Program | The National Main Street Center announced the selection of a new neighborhood district for its UrbanMain program in Chicago. The South Shore Chamber of Commerce will receive technical assistance and capacity building to...


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Main Street Now Session Preview: Activating Youth Voice to Revitalize a Community

November 6, 2018 | Main Street Now Session Preview: Activating Youth Voice to Revitalize a Community | Students from the Olney Youth Advisory Council participate in a community beautification project. Main Street Now Session Preview Register now to join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main...


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District Spotlight: Pontiac, Michigan

November 6, 2018 | District Spotlight: Pontiac, Michigan | By John Bry, Principal Planner of Oakland County Main Street Program Coordinator | Phoenix Derby Races by Roy Aikers Pontiac, Michigan, has been recognized by Main Street Oakland County as a Main Street community since 2002....


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2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Winning Sites

October 29, 2018 | Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History | Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in...


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Partners in Preservation 2018: Projects in UM Communities

October 17, 2018 | Partners in Preservation 2018: Projects in UM Communities | Last month, the National Main Street Center announced the launch of Partners in Preservation: Main Street , in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Express, and National...


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UrbanMain District Spotlight: Salt Lake City, Utah

October 17, 2018 | UrbanMain District Spotlight: Salt Lake City, Utah | Q&A with Roberta Reichgelt, Local Business and Entrepreneurship Manager for SLC’s Department of Economic Development | Staring down the abandoned tracks on 4 th West in the heart of the Granary District. Photo credit...


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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...