SHOREVIEW - A contest is underway that will bring $500,000 to a small town main street. Shoreview-based Deluxe Corporation is sponsoring the "Small Business Revolution".

Spokeswoman Amanda Brinkman says it's a nationwide contest with over 3,000 nominations so far.

We will go to the winning town and help the small businesses in the town as well as the town as a whole. We will contribute $500,000 toward the renovation of that main street.

Brinkman says towns with a population of 50,000 people, or less, are eligible.

Nominations are open through this Thursday. Three finalists will be announced in early May.

Brinkman says Minnesota towns that have been nominated so far include: Alexandria, Litchfield and Sauk Centre.