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Three Main Street America Staff members standing in front of a mural in Marion, Iowa.

Marion, Iowa © Tasha Sams

About

We work in collaboration with thousands of local partners and grassroots leaders across the nation who share our commitment to advancing shared prosperity, creating resilient economies, and improving quality of life.

Overview Who We Are How We Work Partner Collaborations Our Supporters Our Team Job Opportunities Contact Us
Two community members in Emporia Kansas pose with a sign saying "I'm a Main Streeter"

Emporia, Kansas © Emporia Main Street

Our Network

Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.

Overview Coordinating Programs Main Street Communities Collective Impact Awards & Recognition Community Evaluation Framework Join the Movement
Dionne Baux and MSA partner working in Bronzeville, Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois © Main Street America

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Looking for strategies and tools to support you in your work? Delve into the Main Street Resource Center and explore a wide range of resources including our extensive Knowledge Hub, professional development opportunities, field service offerings, advocacy support, and more!

Overview Knowledge Hub Field Services Government Relations Main Street Now Conference Main Street America Institute Small Business Support Allied Member Services The Point Members Area
People riding e-scooters in Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa © Main Street Waterloo

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Woman and girl at a festival booth in Kendall Whittier, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kendall Whittier — Tulsa, Oklahoma © Kendall Whittier Main Street

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How to Build a Better Building Inventory with the BOOMS Tracker

Watch this webinar to learn about the Building Opportunities on Main Street (BOOMS) Tracker's functionality, see a live demonstration of how quick and easy it is to enter data, and get a preview for what's next for this powerful tool made for local leaders.

  • Real Estate and Property Development
June 22, 2024
Cover slide reading "HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BUILDING INVENTORY WITH THE BOOMS TRACKER​"
Video

Building Opportunities on Main Street Tracker

Designed for local leaders, this user-friendly property inventory tool allows users to easily gather, store, and showcase information about buildings and lots in their districts. The Building Opportunities on Main Street Tracker (BOOMS) Tracker is available to all designated Main Street districts in our network.

  • Real Estate and Property Development
April 15, 2024
A group of people look at buildings.

The BOOMS Tracker is a powerful tool to understand the potential opportunities in your built environment. © Mel Climer – Climer Design

Digital Tool

State of Main: Winter 2018

With articles written by industry experts on topics ranging from the future of retail to Main Street advocacy, the publication is brimming with tools, tips, and strategies that will help you lead a results-oriented revitalization effort.

  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • People Management and Work Planning
December 1, 2018
2018 State of Main cover reading "the power of small"
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Housing Quiz

As part of our "At Home on Main Street" project, this tool is designed to help local leaders assess strengths and challenges related to housing in their downtowns or commercial corridors. Take the quiz to receive target resources to support housing efforts in your community.

  • Real Estate and Property Development
January 29, 2024
Capricorn Studios housing development in Macon, Georgia.

Macon, Georgia.

Digital Tool

Fire Safety in Historic Buildings

As you work with property owners to develop historic structures for retail, housing, and other uses, it is important to understand the necessary fire safety upgrades you need to make. Handbook published by National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  • Community Preservation
  • Real Estate and Property Development
May 23, 2023
Historic brick building

Washington, DC © Lori Feinman

Publication

A Housing Guidebook for Local Leaders

As part of our "At Home on Main Street" project, this guidebook provides detailed guidance on zoning, regulations, downtown vacancies, real estate funding, and more to help local leaders improve housing access and affordability in their communities.

  • Real Estate and Property Development
March 16, 2023
Cover of Housing Guidebook featuring aerial view of downtown
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Advocacy Toolkit

Check out our resources to help you communicate with government leaders, advance your policy goals, and expand the impact of your community development efforts.

  • Policy and Advocacy
January 1, 2023
Louisiana Main Street in Baton Rouge advocating for Main Street
Toolkit

A Report on the State of Housing

As part of our "At Home on Main Street" project, this report explores nationwide research on housing stock, affordability, and accessibility in historic downtowns and neighborhoods.

  • Real Estate and Property Development
May 11, 2022
Cover of At Home on Main Street
Publication

Laramie Main Street Alliance

Learn how Laramie Main Street Alliance is transforming this Wyoming town and bringing new vibrancy to the downtown core.

  • The Main Street Approach
January 1, 2019
Laramie Main Street Alliance. Founded 2005, population 32,382, $16.5 million reinvested, 100 new businesses, 481 new jobs.
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