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By Doug Loescher
If “innovation” is essential to our growth and success—then what exactly does innovation mean in our line of work?
By Carola Lillie Hartley
When it comes to Main Street partners, quality comes before quantity. Approach partnership building like a business deal and follow some best practices from Main Street programs throughout the nation.
By Andew Farrell
You know which stores your community wants, but have you thought about what retailers want? They want hard data that shows coming into your district will bring customers.
By Charlotte Cottier
A preservation loss in Kingwood, W.Va., turned into a Main Street success as the Main Street program became savvy in real estate and learned how to acquire, rehab, and save historic buildings while bringing in critical income.
By Liz Garland
Effective stormwater management, an element of many streetscaping plans, doesn’t only reduce pollution of your drinking water but it can offer your district many other community benefits. Learn how you can support economic development, sustainable community development, and a safer environment with smaller projects like rain barrels and rain gardens that lead to larger green infrastructure projects.
By Andrea L. Dono
Resources that support independent businesses—including “locavesting”; ghosts come to downtown Las Vegas, N.M.; and Bardstown, Ky., celebrates with a streetscape ribbon cutting ceremony.