I am writing a graduate paper which compares and contrasts municipal downtown "partnerships" against the Main Street USA program. I am coming to realize that each method presents its own sets of challenges, but conversely, its own benefits.
I am curious to hear from anyone with downtown revitalization experience. I would love to know your insight regading these two approaches to creating culturally-vibrant and economically-healthy downtowns.
This is probably a long shot, but I'm hoping that through the experience gained in your careers and your cities, I can find additional details and leads to chase (especially pertaining to leadership, community involvement, and program adminstration) which I've overlooked thus far.
Thanks to all for any assistance! Take care.
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