We love historic downtowns!

Enhancing the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri.




We are growing!
We are happy to announce that we are expanding our team. Please see our job posting for Program Outreach Coordinator who will work in field services directly with our Community Development Director and State Director. We are looking for someone that has past experience in helping to administer a state or local Main Street program, but most importantly, someone that is a team-builder and can create positive energy with the rest of the MMSC team!


If that person is you, or someone you know, please contact us as directed on the attached job description. We look forward to hearing from YOU!

Program Outreach Coordinator Job Description

This training will focus on the identification, prioritization, and redevelopment of underused, vacant, and abandoned properties. Attendees will learn how to assess the redevelopment potential of a site from both a market basis as well as physical condition.


This workshop has been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the amount of four credits.

November 9, 2018
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Broadway Federal Building
339 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Registration Fees through October 25, 2018:
$100 per person for Missouri Main Street Members
$200 per person for non-members.









  • The history in our communities cannot be replaced once it's gone.

  • MMSC has space available for off-site training - contact us for details.

  • We love to Shop Small and support local businesses!

Become a Member

The First Step in comprehensive revitalization of your downtown is to become a member of Missouri Main Street Connection!

  • "Downtowns are the soul and heartbeat of Missouri cities. They are the foundation and catalyst for growth in communities. The health and condition of downtown infrastructure is the barometer for cities’ futures. Through their programs and technical assistance, the Missouri Main Street Connection program is ready to partner in creating success stories for Missouri’s downtowns."

    Dan Ross, Executive Director

    Missouri Municipal League

  • “'Why Main Street?' you might ask.
    There is simply no more cost effective economic development program of any type, on any scale, anywhere in the country than Main Street… ”

    Donovan Rypkema


  • "Missourians—indeed, all Americans—are returning to our Main Streets. The original walkable and mixed-use neighborhoods are increasingly the choice for living, working, shopping, and recreating. They are big downtowns and small; they are squares and they are corridors. They have classic buildings and existing infrastructure. They represent our past, our present, and a heritage-based future. Investment in Main Streets reduces urban sprawl and encourages those ever-important human “collisions” on the street that foster economic creativity and community pride."

    Bob Lewis, Principal

    Development Strategies

  • “Without MO Main Street we never would have been recognized as one of the best downtowns in the nation. Over the past ten years Missouri Main Street Connection has helped us focus and learn best practices needed to implement a successful downtown revitalization plan. The resources they provide have been invaluable to us and having them as a partner makes us a better program.”

    Marla Mills, Executive Director

    Old Town Cape (Accredited Main Street Organization)

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