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Main Street IS Economic Development- Alabama Municipal Journal

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

“Every community and commercial district is different, with its own distinctive assets and sense of place. The Main Street
ApproachTM offers community-based revitalization initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework for downtown
transformation that is easily tailored to local conditions.

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Awards of Excellence Winners Announced in Eufaula

Posted on Sep 07, 2018

Main Street Alabama was pleased to honor these exceptional projects during the Awards of Excellence Banquet on August 23, 2018, which was declared Main Street Alabama Day by Governor Kay Ivey.

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Alabama Magazine: On the Town

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

WITH AN EYE TOWARD REVITALIZING HISTORIC TOWNS THROUGHOUT OUR STATE, MAIN STREET ALABAMA SEEKS TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN A NUMBER OF WAYS.

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South Huntsville Business Association Hires Executive Director BEKAH SCHMIDT

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

The South Huntsville Business Association has selected Bekah Schmidt as the organization’s new Executive Director.

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Main Street Alabama kick-off event held at Hotel Magnolia

Posted on Jun 27, 2018

The City of Foley held a Main Street Alabama kick-off celebration at the Hotel Magnolia on Thur., June 21, which was attended by city officials, Main Street officials, and many business owners in the area. The evening celebrated Foley’s recent acceptance into the Main Street Alabama program, and what that acceptance will mean to the city.

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South Huntsville Business Association Seeks Executive Director

Posted on Jun 08, 2018

The South Huntsville Business Association (SHBA) was established to support, promote, and advocate, for our South Huntsville businesses. We are looking for a full time Executive Director to help us carry out our mission.

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Foley Selected for revitalization effort

Posted on Jun 08, 2018

The city of Foley has been selected to join the downtown revitalization effort Main Street Alabama, a program City Planner Miriam Boutwell first heard about four years ago and began working for the designation.

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Three new communities added to Main Street Alabama

Posted on Jun 05, 2018

A popular downtown revitalization program has chosen three communities to be added to its efforts.

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"Main Street Alabama" chooses Huntsville, Scottsboro for new communities

Posted on Jun 05, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Huntsville will soon be getting ready for a new development.

The city, along with the South Huntsville Business Association (SHBA) announced that South Huntsville has been selected for one of three new “Main Street Alabama” designated communities in Alabama in 2018.

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Trisha Black speaks about Main Street Alabama

Posted on Jun 05, 2018

The Enterprise Farmers Market was filled with business owners, city officials, and council members for a Main Street Alabama presentation Thursday evening.

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South Huntsville selected as Designated Main Street Alabama Community

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

South Huntsville, has been selected to join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization that uses a national model with a 40-year track record of success, designated the towns after a rigorous application process.

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Scottsboro selected as Designated Community

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

Scottsboro has been selected to join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization that uses a national model with a 40-year track record of success, designated the towns after a rigorous application process.

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Foley selected by Main Street Alabama

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

Foley, along with Scottsboro and South Huntsville, has been selected to join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown revitalization. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization that uses a national model with a 40-year track record of success, designated the towns after a rigorous application process.

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Main Street Alabama expands program adding 3 new communities

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

Main Street Alabama announces Foley, Scottsboro and South Huntsville have been selected as Designated Communities with work beginning immediately in those locations. Selected through a rigorous five-month application process, these communities have proven consensus, capacity and the community engagement necessary to launch and sustain a Main Street program.


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REV Birmingham seeks City Center District Manager

Posted on Apr 23, 2018

REV Birmingham, a place-based economic development organization that creates vibrant commercial districts in Birmingham, Alabama, has an immediate opening for City Center District Manager.

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Monroeville Main Street is writing the next chapter on the city’s historic downtown

Posted on Apr 11, 2018

Monroeville just might be one of the most recognized downtowns in Alabama and now it is turning the page to a renaissance.

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Magic City Newsmakers

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Paul Carruthers, senior vice president and regional affairs manager for Regions Bank, has been elected chair of the Main Street Alabama Board of Directors.

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David Mathews Center for Civic Life: Civic Dispatch: Redefining Small Town Life

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

JOIP intern Brittany Grady reflects on how her placement organization Jasper Main Street is transforming small town life in Jasper, AL. Part of a series of thought pieces from our interns embedded in communities across Alabama.

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David Mathews Center for Civic Life: Civic Dispatch: Main Street Marion

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

JOIP intern Shana Oshinskie reflects on her home for the summer, Marion, its new status as a Main Street Alabama community, and what that means for the future of its citizens. Part of a series of thought pieces from our interns embedded in communities across Alabama.

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This is Alabama features Main Street Alabama

Posted on Jul 05, 2017

This Is Alabama celebrates Alabama's amazing people, places and culture through stories, photos and videos. Main Street Alabama is revitalizing downtowns -- and creating opportunities

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Video: City of Marion joins Main Street Revitalization Plan

Posted on Jun 21, 2017

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Marion Joins Long List of Alabama Towns to Become A “Designated Main Street Community”

Posted on Jun 08, 2017

Marion, Alabama will soon be joining 20 other cities across the state in becoming a “Designated Main Street Community” concentrating on revitalizing their historic commercial districts

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What the UrbanMain program might mean for Alabama

Posted on Jun 08, 2017

Main Street Alabama has been an economic engine for the state since 2009, revitalizing downtown districts throughout the state. But a new national pilot program offered through the organization may bring hope to urban centers.

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Main Street Alabama announces newly Designated Community and launches urban program for 2017

Posted on Jun 01, 2017

BIRMINGHAM- Marion has been selected to join the ranks of 20 other cities across the state as a Designated Main Street Community concentrating on revitalizing their historic commercial districts. Through a rigorous five-month application process the community has proven consensus, capacity and the community engagement necessary to launch and sustain a Main Street program.For Immediate Release - June 1, 2017

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al.com- Business News Main Street Alabama selects new city, launches urban concept

Posted on Jun 01, 2017

BY WILLIAM THORNTON wthornton@al.com
Main Street Alabama has selected Marion as its newest Designated Main Street community for commercial revitalization of its historic district.

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Missouri Preservation conference focuses on revitalizing historic Main Streets

Posted on May 20, 2017

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Downtown Main Streets are an important component of any historic downtown, and the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation conference guests and speakers are well aware of it.

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Main Street America releases State of Main

Posted on Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural edition of State of Main, the annual publication of Main Street America! Serving as both an annual report and an industry journal, State of Main provides a detailed look back on all that we have accomplished together this year, as well as a platform to explore cutting edge ideas and trends in the commercial district revitalization field.

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Governor Robert Bentley returned to his hometown of Columbiana Wednesday evening to mark the city's designation as a Main Street Community.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016

Governor Robert Bentley returned to his hometown of Columbiana Wednesday evening to mark the city's designation as a Main Street Community.

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