Rebuilding Main Street: The American Rescue Plan in Action

Local small businesses bore the brunt of the economic effects of the pandemic forcing many to close their doors forever. The new wave of federal investments offers a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the spirit of entrepreneurship within communities and help rebuild Main Street America. We’ll explore how cities are creating more economic opportunity to rebuild local economies.


Erika Strassburger, Councilmember, Pittsburgh, PA | NewDEAL Leader
Lourdes German, Founder and Director, Civic Innovation Project
Kennedy Smith, Senior Researcher, Institute for Local Self-Reliance