What does it take to fix Main Street?
Sep 12, 2023

What does it take to fix Main Street?

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Waterville, Maine's downtown stood largely empty for years after factories closed and retailers moved out to the interstate. But thanks to key reinvestment, the area is growing into a hub for arts and culture.

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Revisiting a revitalized Waterville, Maine

Sep 12, 2023
In 2010, this town was a picture of economic devastation. Reinvestment brought Main Street back to life.
On a street where long-empty clothing stores once stood, a multi-million dollar hotel has opened. It's all part of a push for economic reinvestment in Waterville's Main Street.
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Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC