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

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




View the latest resources and information below. 

Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is a network of over 140 commercial districts comprised of thousands of small businesses. It is MMSC’s mission to advocate for and to provide tools and resources to small businesses across Missouri in both rural and urban downtowns. To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, MMSC conducted an online survey for three weeks in April 2020. Over 600 small business owners responded from over 100 different Missouri cities and town, of which 93% of respondents reported owning businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Findings from this survey highlight the profound impact of the current crisis on the smallest, locally-owned businesses that are the backbone of all Missouri communities. Read the full report here: 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Resources for Main Street Organizations

ARPA Local Uses from Main Street America


COVID-19 Resources for small businesses and Main Street Organizations

National Main Street Center 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Business Administration

US Chamber of Commerce

CARES Section by Section

Guidance for Small Business Owners from AARP


Business Resources:

How the Federal Stimulus Can Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Employee Rights - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

WhizBangRetail training in pdf and video form

Free IT training for nonprofits

If cancelling non-profit events, things to consider

Best Practices for Downtowns in Crisis

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guidance

Tips for Landlord-Tenant Conversations

"Trust Kit" By Lansing, MI

State of Missouri Information:

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:
A good resource to track COVID-19 cases and provides a good FAQ’s sheet

Community and Small Business Development

COVID-19 FAQs for Businesses & Workers: Unemployment, Workers' Compensation, and Discrimination 

MOSource Link Business Resources & Updates

Information Regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Missouri Small Business Development Centers

Jackson County Social Distancing Protocol

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan

Local Community Recovery Ideas for CARES Act Funds

Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQ's

Missouri Launches 3 New Resources To Aid COVID-19 Recovery

County CARES Act Funds:

Livingston County - CARES Act Allocation Information

Request For Distribution - CARES Act Funds

CARES Act County Process

CARES Act -Fund Administration PowerPoint

CARES Act Summary Sheet

Community Marketing Tools & Templates:

Ways To Show Love - Downtown Lee's Summit

Downtown Scavenger Hunt

More Community Marketing Tools On MMSC Facebook


Leading Main Street News:
Leading Main Street News is provided by MMSC monthly for organizations to send to their Board, City, Chamber, Volunteers, Community Members, etc. It provides resources, merchant ideas, and ways to show support during this pandemic! It was designed in PDF with a fillable box for you to submit an encouraging message of the week before sending it out. Questions? Email: janie@momainstreet.org 

Leading Main Street News - April Edition

Leading Main Street News - May Edition


Mornings on Main Free Webinars:

The collection of Mornings on Main webinars are stored on our YouTube page! Check them out here