Middle Main

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Things we all can do

People are always asking me for ideas on how they can become more involved in our Middle Main efforts, and the community in general. While there is always work to be done (researching, surveying, grant writing, outreach, etc.), there are ways you can change your own individual thoughts and actions that can lead to becoming more community-minded, and hopefully build the creative energy that leads to wider action and concrete change. For a lot of us, this is an easier first step,… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on January 7, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Poughkeepsie Journal: Work force growing, but jobs remain stagnant in region

I saw this in yesterday's paper and wanted to share it with everyone. This confirms what we've seen in market research: the Hudson Valley is one of the few areas in the state where population, as well as the work force, is growing along with the job market, causing a crunch in the job market.

This makes local economic development projects like Middle Main all the more important, by creating jobs and economic opportunities right in the heart of Dutchess County.…


Added by Andrew Sawtelle on January 6, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

House introduces resolution in support of fresh food

For all the Middle Main-ers who are interested in access to fresh food, I'd thought I'd share this bit of hopeful news on a new House resolution that was just introduced. See the details below and check out PolicyLink's website for more info. If you want to make this happen, call you national representatives and let them know! Our local House rep is Maurice Hinchey. Call his local office at (845) 331-4466.

From PolicyLink | Lifting Up What Works

We have some exciting news… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on December 16, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Middle Main in the news again

Middle Main is in the Poughkeepsie Journal for a third time! Clearly, there's interest in what we're doing. Since links to Journal articles expire after seven days, I've pasted it here:

Volunteers seek to revitalize city's Main Street

Michael Valkys • Poughkeepsie Journal • December 15, 2009

The effort to reinvigorate the City of Poughkeepsie's Main Street corridor is getting a boost from a new volunteer group. Middle Main Revitalization is… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on December 15, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Middle Main is moving ahead!

Since we began meeting in June of this year, things have really picked up for Middle Main Revitalization. After the inevitable meetings where anything and everything was on the table, we started to come together around a few big ideas. We’re working to strengthen existing businesses and encourage new ones to form. We also want to give residents more control and a sense of ownership of what goes on in their neighborhood. In addition to working in the neighborhood itself, we plan to publicize the… Continue

Added by Andrew Sawtelle on December 3, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Staying Positive: What are Middle Main’s Assets?

Too often, when we want to make changes in our neighborhood, we look at what's negative and ask how we can fix it. I want to suggest a different approach: focus on what's good about the neighborhood, and how to use that to change things.

As you're walking, biking, taking the bus, or driving down Middle Main, what do you see? Boarded-up buildings? Empty parking lots? Run-down storefronts? Underused buildings? Few places to buy groceries? You might think that the neighborhood… Continue

Added by Andrew Sawtelle on October 21, 2009 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

Ideas for helping local businesses

Here are some interesting ideas from around the country on how to help local businesses survive and thrive in this tough economic climate.

Customer investing has…

Added by Andrew Sawtelle on September 24, 2009 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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