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Revitalization Conference

August 2022 | Conference

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


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MIssouri's Premier Downtown Revitalization COnference


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.‚Äč

This year's theme is PLACES REIMAGINED!

Places Reimagined will transform the way we think, engage, and invest in place.

Places Reimagined is reclaiming, sustaining, and developing creative and healthy communities. This place-based economic development approach infuses arts, heritage, and culture into place.

Places Reimagined is empowering Missouri communities to reclaim, strengthen, and revive the very places we call home.

The importance of Places Reimagined will inspire local leaders and stakeholders to evaluate the role of place in today’s economy while creating and engaging people-centered communities.

We spend months preparing for general sessions, classroom sessions, and crash courses, plus numerous networking opportunities. We also host several special events at the conference including the Evening of Excellence Awards & Dinner where we recognize excellence in revitalization with various awards presented to communities throughout the state. 

This is a conference you don't want to miss. We learn, we have fun, and we share our passions for revitalizing our treasured communities.


Call For Nominations!

The Evening of Excellence will be the finale of Missouri’s Premier Downtown Revitalization Conference on August 5, 2022. The awards ceremony and dinner will send everyone home from the conference with new inspiration. Some will even carry an award home with them! This might be your community. The award nominations are an opportunity for YOU to honor the people, projects, and activities that are outstanding achievements in your community.

Download the award nomination packet here to learn more about the submission requirements and instructions: 2022 Awards Nomination Form Packet

Only Accredited, Associate, and Affiliate organizations with an agreement with Missouri Main Street Connection and in good standing can submit award nominations. To determine if your organization is in good standing, email Ben White at ben@momainstreet.org.



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This conference is a private and public partnership with Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA, and MMSC.