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Inspired by the shared belief that people and communities are the lifeblood of our great state, the Nebraska Main Street Network is dedicated to enlivening our downtowns as cultural and economic drivers for the future. The Nebraska Main Street Network partners with communities to transform and revitalize their business districts through educational programming and technical assistance.  Supporting equity and diversity while preserving local history and each community's treasured architecture, we're making history from history!


"It's not about doing big visible projects, it's learning how and building our capacity to keep our downtown vibrant for the long-term. Having the ongoing support system that both the Nebraska Main Street Network and the National Main Street Center provides helps us stay on task and motivated unlike many of the other programs we've been involved in where well-intentioned people come in, recommend a project or hold a meeting and then leave us to figure things out on our own. The Nebraska Main Street Network is there for us no matter what happens."

--Local Main Street Board Chair

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Hudson's Hardware & Grocery strived to provide their local community with a reliable 2-in-1 grocery and hardware store to fit their needs

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As we celebrate the beauty and bounty of our planet today, it's important to reflect on the ways in which our daily choices impact the health and sustainability of our environment.

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Community banks are often overlooked in favor of larger national banks, but there are many reasons why people should consider supporting their local community banks. Community banks are financial institutions that are locally owned and operated, and they are typically smaller than national banks. Here are some reasons why supporting community banks can be beneficial: Personalized service: Community banks often pride themselves on their personalized service. Because they are more →

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