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Atmore to join Main Street

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Atmore, along with several other communities in the southern Alabama region, will be joining together to begin work toward becoming a part of the Main Street Alabama Program.

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The mission for a "vibrant, alive downtown"

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

Downtown Jasper is one step closer to becoming a designated Main Street Alabama city. The program, which serves to revitalize downtown communities in Alabama, could bring a visionary approach for the area — but there is a process.

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Seven communities in the southwest region of the state join Main Street Alabama

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

A campaign to turn downtowns into the economic engines they once were has reached another 7 locales in southwest Alabama. The communities of Atmore, Brewton, Butler, Evergreen, Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville recently joined the community revitalization program Main Street Alabama.

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Main Street Alabama Launches Regional Approach to Downtown Redevelopment in Coastal Gateway Region

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

Main Street Alabama Launches Regional Approach to Downtown Redevelopment in Coastal Gateway Region

Birmingham - Main Street Alabama and the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance have announced a new partnership with a regional spin utilizing the nationally known Main Street 4-Point Approach®.

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Main Street Alabama kicks off full market study to boost business in downtown Decatur

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

Main Street Alabama kicked off an intensive study of Decatur this month as it works to help the city become a "Designated Main Street" community.

The organization, which tapped Decatur, Oxford and Monroeville last summer for its community and economic development program, hosted an organizational meeting with the Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Downtown Professionals Network in Franklin, Tenn.

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Research finds Selma full of strengths

Posted on Jan 17, 2015

Main Street Alabama, a nonprofit organization that strategizes how to revitalize cities, held a strategy workshop last week to present its findings to the community.


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Community involvement key in boosting downtown

Posted on Jan 09, 2015

Main Street Alabama, a nonprofit organization with a knack for revitalizing downtown areas, was in town this week to evaluate the heart of Selma and determine what we can do to strengthen the Queen City.

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Main Street Alabama launches Building Better Downtowns: A Blueprint for Success campaign

Posted on Dec 19, 2014

Main Street Alabama launches Building Better Downtowns: A Blueprint for Success campaign

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Merchants look at options to revitalize downtown

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

The Fort Payne Downtown Merchants Association wants to partner with a downtown revitalization organization that has a proven track record.

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Main Street to meet with council

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

The Fort Payne City Council will hold a work session tonight to hear a presentation from representatives from Main Street Alabama.

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Local merchants consider revitalization options

Posted on Oct 07, 2014

The Downtown Merchant’s Association recently met with a representative from Main Street Alabama to discuss Fort Payne becoming a Designated Main Street town.

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Honors for Main Street

Posted on Sep 24, 2014

MONTGOMERY – Main Street Alabama recently recognized community organizations implementing strong revitalization efforts across the state. Florence Main Street was among those receiving accolades. Florence Main Street focuses much effort on enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of downtown Florence. They earned four Awards for Excellence for the programs and services they provide for downtown Florence and other nearby neighborhood business districts.

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MainStreet hears market assessment of Alexander City

Posted on Sep 09, 2014

After months of gathering information and conducting interviews, Main Street Alabama presented its findings to MainStreet Alexander City, area businesses and city officials Thursday morning.

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Vickery, Karrick attend Main Street aLABama conference -

Posted on Sep 04, 2014

Sheryl Vickery, left, representing the Atmore Area Chamber of commerce, and Nancy Karrick, right, representing the Pride of Atmore committee, attended Main Street Alabama’s aLABama Downtown Laboratory August 26-27 in Montgomery. - See more at: http://www.atmorenews.com/2014/09/03/vickery-karrick-attend-main-street-alabama-conference/#sthash.qMuWW2Oz.dpuf

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Awards honor downtown development

Posted on Sep 01, 2014

A statewide program that was defunct for years because of budget cuts celebrated its new lease on life Tuesday by honoring efforts to revitalize Alabama's downtown areas.

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Have you seen the award-winning spots in Athens?

Posted on Sep 01, 2014

Beautification and improvement projects have been sprouting up all over downtown Athens the past few years.

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Local DDRA one of several recognized at Main Street conference

Posted on Sep 01, 2014

Several community development associations and projects received Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence during the recent Alabama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery.

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Gadsden earns three Main-Street Alabama awards

Posted on Aug 28, 2014

Gadsden was honored three times Tuesday as winners of the Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence were announced during the Alabama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery.

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DDRA Wins Main Street Alabama Award

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

MONTGOMERY ─ Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Mary Helmer, President and State Coordinator of Main Street Alabama announced the winners of the Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence this afternoon during the aLABama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery.

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Main Street Alabama announces awards of excellence

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Mary Helmer, the president and State Coordinator of Main Street Alabama are announcing the winners of the Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence Tuesday.

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Awards honor downtown development

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

A statewide program that was defunct for years because of budget cuts celebrated its new lease on life Tuesday by honoring efforts to revitalize Alabama's downtown areas.

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Athens and Florence Walk Away With Awards During Main Street Alabama Awards Of Excellence Conference

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

MONTGOMERY ─ Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Mary Helmer, President and State Coordinator of Main Street Alabama announced the winners of the Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence this afternoon during the aLABama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery.

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What killed small town Alabama, and how we're bringing it back to life

Posted on Aug 13, 2014

For the most part, interstates and the Internet are useful, convenient tools, but over the last few decades, they helped decimate America's small downtowns. Alabama was no exception.

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Ideas for Oxford’s downtown flow at Wednesday meeting

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

OXFORD -- A chalkboard in the front of the meeting room inside the Oxford Civic Center Wednesday quickly filled with words attendees wrote denoting what they’d like downtown Oxford to become.

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Oxford Main Street project gets feedback, visit from the governor

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

OXFORD, Alabama -- Oxford residents tonight spent about two hours trying to put into words what they want the city's Main Street downtown revitalization program to accomplish.

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Main Street Alabama visits Oxford

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

A team from Main Street Alabama is spending three days visiting one of its newest members.

Oxford was one of three cities selected for the program this year and an evaluation team is currently visiting the area.

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L.A. firm to buy Fruit of the Loom screen print operation, more jobs promised

Posted on Jul 08, 2014


“It is a great facility,” Dolan said. “But more than that is the people – 100 percent – it was the people. You can buy buildings anywhere, but the people here is what sold us on Alexander City.


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Anniston Main Street program hires new director

Posted on Jul 08, 2014

The nonprofit that promotes downtown Anniston has hired a new executive director, about six months since the last one left her job.

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'A vehicle for success': Oxford Kicks of Main Street Alabama project

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

OXFORD, Alabama -- Any visitor to downtown Oxford this afternoon could see why it got Main Street Alabama's attention.

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Oxford enjoys official acceptance into Main Street Alabama program

Posted on Jun 27, 2014

OXFORD — The steps in front of Oxford’s performing arts center was a fitting setting to officially announce the city’s participation in a program meant to spur downtown revitalization.

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