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Main Street America congratulates Heart of Biddeford in Biddeford, Maine; Hammond Downtown Development District in Hammond, Louisiana; and Laramie Main Street Alliance in Laramie, Wyoming as the 2022 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) winners.

Through visionary leadership, catalytic projects, innovative cross-sector partnerships, and a commitment to ensuring that Main Street is a welcoming and inclusive place for the entire community, each program has demonstrated exemplary commitments to historic preservation, economic development, and placemaking.

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Main Streets in Action
A new set of videos from Main Street America shows the power of Main Street’s potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country.

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Main Street Now Conference

The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation. Join us March 27-29 in Boston!

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Main Street America Institute

The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) is our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools they need to lead results-oriented and preservation-based community revitalization organizations.

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Main Street is a Movement

Main Street America has been helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.


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Main Street America’s field services team provides community organizations, municipalities, and states with cutting-edge training on all aspects of commercial district revitalization.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Biddeford, Maine


Heart of Biddeford is celebrated for creating a vibrant small business environment downtown and their steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Hammond, Louisiana


Hammond Downtown Development District's significant historic preservation efforts and dedication to inclusive, people-centered placemaking is exemplary.

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GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET

Laramie, Wyoming


Laramie Main Street Alliance is lauded for driving local economic development and historic preservation through effective grassroots community building.

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$95.33

Billion Reinvested

314431

Buildings Rehabilitated

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Jobs Created

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