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2018 Main Street Now

March 26 - 28, 2018 | Kansas City, MO

The Main Street Now Conference is the premier national conference coordinated by the National Main Street Center for preservation-based revitalization and traditional commercial districts.

The National Main Street Center has been helping communities revitalize their downtowns and commercial districts for more than 35 years. Collectively, the movement is the leading voice for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique. Working together, the programs that make up the Main Street America's network help to breathe new life into the places people call home.

Missouri Main Street Connection is the Main Street America™ Coordinating Program for the state of Missouri.

We are thrilled to host the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City, Missouri! This is an event not to pass up - we will surprise you!

Registration is now open! Discounted rates online through March 21! Don't forget to check out the mobile workshops, Big Bash and other special events - get your tickets early! What about lodging? The Marriott Kansas City Downtown is the conference location but is sold out. No worries, though! We have a discounted block at the Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown. Also for more info about Kansas City, check out the announcements and resources below.

We have more exciting news! Main Street Chillicothe is a 2018 Great American Main Street Award® semifinalist! We are proud of Main Street Chillicothe's growth and success and congratulate them on this distinction.  Read more about GAMSA and all 2018 semifinalists

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As a conference sponsor, your financial support will bring dedicated professionals, boards, municipal staff, and other key decision-makers together to experience community development first hand. 

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus for detailed sponsorship information. 

     
       
       

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Volunteers are needed for various activities before, during, and after the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City on March 26-28. Use the Volunteer button to sign up

For more information about volunteer opportunities, see the downloadable flyer here

   

       
       

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We heartily THANK these Missouri communities for partnering with us to bring the 2018 Main Street Now Conference to our home state!

 

         

 2015 Great American Main Street Award Winner

     

2018 Great American Main Street
Award Semifinalist

         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
       
         

2010 Great American Main Street Award Winner
2018 Host for Big Bash

       
         
         
       

 2012 Great American Main Street Award Winner



 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES

 

Kansas City: BBQ Plus a Whole Lot More  (February 6, 2018)

The Silicon Prairie: Entrepreneurship and the Arts in Kansas City (January 16, 2018)

13 Things About Kansas City That Might Surprise You (December 11, 2017)

The Spirit of Innovation: Arts and Entrepreneurship Breathe New Life into Kansas City (November 14, 2017)

Kansas City's Diverse Commercial Districts and Neighborhoods (October 9, 2017)

We Invite You to Our Home - Main Street Now Conference Comes to Missouri (September 19, 2017)

Main Street Now Marketing Toolkit