Lessons in Resilience from Maine’s Downtowns

MDF’s Maine Downtown Center Main Street and Affiliate communities responded to the pandemic in powerful, creative, and innovative ways that built community and resiliency.

From short-term small business support, to creating safe reopening and gathering locations, these case studies detail some of the ways that Main Streets and Affiliates rose to the occasion and exemplified both the Main Street America Four Point Approach (economic vitality, design, promotion, and organization) and the pillars of the Main Street Fellows program (resilience, social capital, equity, and welcoming communities).

Read their powerful stories in a new report from MDF’s Downtown Center and our Americorps Downtown Fellow Nat Blackford, “COVID-19 Responses from Maine’s Main Streets”.