We love historic downtowns!

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

Main Street Services

We are Missouri's premier revitalization organization. Our staff and board of directors are committed to providing the "best practices" in education and engaging community leaders who are learning to establish successful revitalization programs and preserving Missouri communities. 

All MMSC services are customized to fit the needs of the community we are working with, and designed to help local revitalization participants learn and implement relevant tools and techniques to address all aspects of commercial district revitalization.

Getting Started in Downtown Revitalization Services

  • Program Start-Up Consultation
  • Town Hall Meeting Conducted
  • Community Assessment for Participating in the Main Street Program
  • Consultation to Form a Not-For-Profit
  • Vision & Mission Statement Development
  • Financial Planning and Fundraising
  • Team Building Session

Main Street Educational Services

  • Main Street Board Member Orientation to Main Street
  • Main Street Committee Member Orientation to Main Street
  • Main Street Director (staff) Orientation
  • Main Street Four-Point Approach® Training
  • Best Practices for Successful Boards & Committees
  • Benefits of Historic Preservation & Planning
  • Mid-Year Program Review

Main Street Planning Services

  • Work Plan (or Action Plan) Development Retreat
  • Board Retreat
  • Strategic Planning Retreat
  • Board & Committee Development: Fundraising & Sponsorships
  • Planning a Design Charette: “One Stop Shop”
  • Downtown Revitalization Resource Team
  • Consultation in Providing a Written Service Agreement with the City for Program Operation
  • Developing a Fundraising Plan

Advanced Services

  • Consultation on Implementing a Community Improvement District (CID) – One to Three Days
  • Tourism Development & Marketing
  • Organizational Transition Training & Consultation Mid-Year Program Review for Accreditation
  • Facilitate a Conflict Resolution Meeting
  • Historic Survey & National Register Designation
  • Downtown Revitalization Resource Team
  • Consultation in Providing a Written Service Agreement with the City for Program Operation
  • Developing a Fundraising Plan

Our Experience

The Missouri Main Street program staff has extensive, hands on experience in commercial district revitalization. MMSC Staff has over 50 years of “in-the-field” experience including being a business owner on Main Street, serving as Main Street Board Members and Local Main Street Executive Director and currently administrating the state program. MMSC staff work with over 178 communities in Missouri. There is a wide variety of different populations, demographics, economic conditions and size. MMSC takes pride in delivering services to our communities, and we work with the community to understand local needs and dynamics to develop targeted services.