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 Main Street Movement Revitalizes its Approach  

This article examines the history and impact of the Main Street movement, and the National Main Street Center’s “refresh” of its revitalization formula, after 35 years of applying the Four Point Approach to downtown revitalization across the country. The revised strategy calls for the creation of Community Transformation Strategies in downtowns, placing more emphasis on economic vitality and less on promotion and design.
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Attracting Commercial Investments to Downtown Districts


Graham was selected by the IDA to contribute to their first Top Issues Council research reports.  These Councils feature downtown management industry experts who collaborated to produce research briefs on top urban issues identified by IDA members, including best practices, insights and policy recommendations.   Graham wrote on Public Incentive Programs to Help Attract Commercial Investment to Your Downtown District.  To receive an advance copy of this free report, please contact

Economic Development Tools                 Upper Dublin Township, PA

Graham developed two new economic development tools to attract new businesses and real estate development projects to the Fort Washington Office Park.

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  Real Estate Development Online Modeling Tool 

This innovative new interactive map enables prospective new developers/investors to view individual parcels and the potential buildout for new office, hotel, multifamily residential and retail projects.

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