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Revitalization Conference

July 26 - 27, 2017 | Columbia, MO

Every year Missouri Main Street Connection hosts a top notch statewide conference for anyone who is participating in or interested in commercial district revitalization. 

Get Plugged in... Downtown!

Our revitalization conference is a place to be inspired, make new connections and get new tools to keep your downtown vibrant and competitive in today's market. This conference is the only educational and networking event in the state of Missouri for commercial district revitalization that blends economic development, community revitalization and historic preservation that is relevant to rural, mid-sized and urban communities.

Show Me The Money!

The 2017 Annual Downtown Revitalization Conference is an invaluable conference you don't want to miss! Show Me The Money will feature sessions about grants, loans, tax credits, and other forms of finance through federal, state, and local funding organizations available to Missouri communities. Session speakers will also be available during the "Open House" to talk with you one-on-one about the services and resources.

Show Me The Money will open on Wednesday, July 26 with "Show Me the Money RIGHT NOW!" luncheon and presentation by Tom Vansaghi, PH.D. (ticket-required event). This conference will also highlight the findings of the Ten-Year Economic Impact Study compiled and presented by Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics during "The State of Downtowns in Missouri; Proven Roadmap to Downtown Success" at the historic Blue Note Theatre (RSVP-required event).

Mark your calendars for July 26 and 27 and make plans to join your fellow committee and board members, community volunteers, small business owners, and Main Street staff people from across Missouri working to revitalize their communities.  

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Early Bird (before June 19):  $195 | $250 Non-member

Regular:  $225 | $300 Non-member

Main Street Group (3+ people):  $165 pp (Early) | $200 pp (Regular)

Student:  $75 (Early) | $100 (Regular)

One Day:  $125 Member | $200 Non-member

Register online or register by mail using this form.  Read Registration Details


Conference Location

Historic Tiger Hotel in Downtown Columbia, MO
23 S. 8th Street
Columbia, MO 65201

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Historic Tiger Hotel
23 S. 8th Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Booking information:
King: $139
Double: $149
Suite: $149
Room block name: Missouri Main Street
Room block expires: June 26, 2017
Please call the Tiger Hotel direct 24/7 at 573-875-8888 to reserve rooms.


Show Me the Money offers 1-1/2 days of resources for federal, state and local funding opportunities for downtown revitalization.

Download the 2017 Schedule-at-a-Glance.  

*More details coming soon.


Partnering with Missouri Main Street helps to provide the leadership and inspiration needed for Missouri communities to re-invest in their downtowns, neighborhoods, and business districts.

Download the 2017 Conference Application.  


Quick Links:  Registration | Conference Location | Accommodations | Schedule | Sponsorship