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Mississippi Main Street seeks Director of Community Development

Posted on Jul 23, 2019

The Director of Community Development for the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) is responsible for coordinating and supervising all member organizations and working with each community on their program service needs. This person shall serve as the liaison between MMSA and member communities. The Director of Community Development will also ensure that each member community is compliant with MMSA policies and procedures as set forth by the National Main Street Center and the MMSA Board of Directors.

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'We Have Everything'

Posted on Jul 16, 2019

Once a “ghost town,” downtown Gadsden is booming thanks, in part, to Main Street Alabama.

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Main Street Alabama Selects Birmingham’s Historic 4thAvenue Business District for Revitalization Program

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

Birmingham’s Historic 4thAvenue Business District, a district managed by Urban Impact, 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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Main Street Alabama Selects Calera for Revitalization Program

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

Calera 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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Main Street Alabama selects Enterprise for revitalization program

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

Enterprise 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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Main Street Alabama selects Headland for revitalization program

Posted on Jun 03, 2019

Headland 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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Opelika Main Street Seeks Executive Director

Posted on Apr 02, 2019

The Main Street executive director coordinates all aspects of the downtown Opelika historic and business districts, including historic preservation, district events and activities, and business growth. He/she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program as set forth by the Opelika Main Street Board of Directors.

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FOLEY HIRES MAIN STREET DIRECTOR

Posted on Jan 29, 2019

In 2018, the City of Foley was selected to become a designated Main Street Community. Main Street, a national organization, focuses on bringing jobs, dollars and people back to commercial districts across the state. Economic development is at the heart of the organization’s efforts to revitalize downtowns and neighborhoods. Foley joins 22 other communities across Alabama as Main Street designated cities.

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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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