Ed McMahon Publishes Op-Ed Focused on How to Breathe New Life Into Smaller Communities

Ed McMahon, Chairman Emeritus of Main Street America and Senior Fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington D.C., recently published an op-ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch ahead of the 2022 Main Street Now Conference.

The article explored the role of place and economic development in Virginia, the value of building strong entrepreneurial ecosystems from within communities and why, most importantly, the Main Street Approach has been so successful in revitalization communities across the state.

“Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, Main Street is one of the most effective economic development programs ever created. It works because Main Street communities recognize small steps, small businesses, small deals and small developments can add up to big impact.” – Ed McMahon, Chairman Emeritus, Main Street America

Check out the op-ed to learn more about Main Street, specifically Virginia’s state-coordinating program and how transformations of specific Virginia communities have illustrated the power of the Main Street approach!

Image Credit: Richmond Time Dispatch