We love historic downtowns!

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

Designated Missouri Main Street communities report economic impact in their districts each quarter.
Cumulative totals for the program:

Public and Private INVESTMENT


Net new businesses


Net New jobs


volunteer hours


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 were thrilled to host the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. A hearty Thank You to sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for an outstanding conference! 


We had a blast hosting 1600+ attendees from around the U.S. and Canada. We hope you took time to enjoy the Kansas City area - and more of Missouri - and hope you plan to return soon!


Looking for presentations from sessions you enjoyed? Check out the conference EventMobi app and look under the session name or the presenter(s).


For more info about Kansas City, check out the announcements and resources below.



A great BIG Thank You to the many volunteers who helped us turn out a fantastic conference for attendees from 49 states and Canada!  




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




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