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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! Catch early bird rates through January 12! Don't forget to check out the mobile workshops, Big Bash and other special events - get your tickets early!

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


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 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 information about volunteer opportunities, see the downloadable flyer here




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