We love historic downtowns!

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


 In today's dialogue, the entrepreneurial ecosystem often gets the most visibility, as it combines the organic passion of a community and its entrepreneurs with the ideas that spring from that passion. According to the Kauffman Foundation, "Entrepreneurial ecosystems drive local economic vibrancy and national economic growth by building fertile environments for new and growing companies to thrive." 

February 22, 2019
9:00AM - 4:30PM

Elms Hotel & Spa
401 Regent Street
Excelsior Springs, MO
Registration Fees through February 8, 2019:
$100 per person for Missouri Main Street Members
$200 per person for non-members.

 Quarterly Workshop Flyer







Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 10AM - 12PM
Lunch & Learn: 12PM - 1PM

Governor State Office Building
200 Madison Street, Suite 316
Jefferson City, MO 65101

2019 Affiliate Grant Workshop Flyer

Register Here!






  • 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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