Main Street America

Edward Jones has partnered with the National Main Street Center on a national and local level to strengthen the historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts in the communities in which we work and live. These projects are designed to create quality public spaces that engage community residents.

Here are some recent partnership opportunities:

A Place, A Meal, A Strategy for Vitality in Downtown Metuchen - Metuchen Downtown Alliance - Metuchen, New Jersey

For the Build a Better Downtown project, we worked with a building owner on an existing rehab project by converting part of an exterior parking space into an attractive outdoor patio. The project added moveable chairs and tables, overhead garden lights, games for families and kids, colorful planter boxes and more.

Artsy Alleys Wilson - Historic Downtown Wilson, Downtown Development Corporation - Wilson, North Carolina

Artsy Alleys is part of a much larger effort led by the city of Wilson, NC, which includes improvements to four alley entrances by paving, landscaping, and lighting. Local artists will also transform these gathering spaces into temporary art exhibits/displays.

Maker Trail - Main Street Enid, Inc. - Enid, Oklahoma

Maker Trail provided opportunities for attendees to explore, create and discover around downtown Enid. Areas included an art station, cardboard build station, circuit station, geodesic dome, library maker space, music station, potato racing station, robot coding station, and a straw structure station.

MILES - Main Street Brattleboro - Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro Main Street funded MILES, a mobile interactive literary exhibition space. This street level component moved to different parking spaces and complemented the annual Brattleboro Literary Festival which took place in October.

Temporary Green Space Pilot Project - Main Street of Fremont - Fremont, Nebraska

The Main Street program in Fremont created a temporary green space in a parking lot near a coffee shop. They hosted a variety of events in the space including concerts, sunrise yoga, artisan market, sunrise church services and food trucks.

Washington Boulevard Gateway Project - Pigtown Main Street - Baltimore, Maryland

Pigtown Main Street funded a pop-up park in partnership with the Project for Public Spaces as part of a larger Washington Boulevard Gateway Project. The intersection of Washington Blvd and Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd is a physical and socioeconomic barrier to the vitality of the three communities that border it. This project engaged each community in all aspects of the planning and implementation of the park. There were several vendors at the opening event, along with a DJ, marching band, and various family activities.

Learn More and Get Involved

Visit the National Main Street Center’s website at MainStreet.org

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