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Looking for great ideas and solutions? Learn from your peers through the best practices showcased in our Sample Documents. Get answers to your questions about commercial district revitalization and the Main Street Approach®.

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Select from one of 13 main topic categories in the pull-down menu or browse the most recent submissions in the table below. We encourage you to submit new documents, videos, and other materials to share your successes and best practices with other members. Please send an email with the attached document or pdf or links to video and audio files to

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Title Contributed By Date Added
Design and Management of Historic Roads National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, May 30, 2012
Experience Bellevue, Kentucky Renaissance Bellevue May 9, 2012
12 Marketing Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day Karen Keown, Economic Development Coordinator, Kentucky Heritage Council April 17, 2012
The Art of Downtown Revitalization with an Arts-and-Culture Approach, Virginia Virginia Main Street Monitor Technical Brief March 21, 2012
Arts & Entertainment Districts Guidelines, Maryland Maryland State Arts Council March 21, 2012
Better Work on Your Balancing Act Marian Boyd, Assistant Director, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program February 29, 2012
Federal Hill Microloan Program Federal Hill Main Street December 7, 2011
Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities Partnership for Sustainable Communities December 6, 2011
Downtown Map- Franklin, MI Main Street Franklin December 2, 2011
Volunteer Brochure- Franklin, MI Main Street Franklin December 2, 2011
Membership Brochure- Franklin, MI Main Street Franklin December 2, 2011
Downtown Dollars- Ardmore, CA The Ardmore Initiative November 29, 2011
ADA Small Business Primer U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division November 15, 2011
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