We love historic downtowns!

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

Public and Private INVESTMENT


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



We are only as good as those involved with us in the field. We cannot do it alone...

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) provides guidance on preservation issues to the Main Street communities. The NTHP website and publications, plus the annual and regional preservation conferences, and a network of preservation specialists throughout the nation provide valuable knowledge assets for the Main Street® communities. Through a variety of resources, NTHP also offers assistance to revitalization efforts, including the services of the National Trust Loan Fund.

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Main Street

Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program.

As a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program, MMSC helps to lead a powerful, grassroots network consisting of over 40 Coordinating Programs and over 1,200 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

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MO Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) initiated the Missouri Main Street Program in 1989 to implement legislation passed by the 84th Missouri General Assembly. It remains the state's first and only comprehensive downtown revitalization program. Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, has assumed management of the Missouri Main Street program, and partners with DED to bring the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to communities in Missouri.

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Learn more about our partners by visiting their websites above.