We love historic downtowns!

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

Public and Private INVESTMENT


Net new businesses


Net New jobs


volunteer hours


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


Revitalization Statistics

Missouri Main Street Connection provides communities with knowledge tools to economically and physically revitalize their downtowns. MMSC is part of the National Trust's nationwide Main Street® Program. Its efforts help downtown districts continue to be essential elements of their communities and a valuable asset of their cultural heritage and the total economy of their individual cities and states.

How we Impact Economic Development across Missouri

Revitalization supports economic development and job growth within the context of historic preservation. The purpose of the local and statewide Main Street® Programs is to ensure the long-term success of downtowns by supporting, educating, training and empowering revitalization organizations that are comprehensive, professional, and volunteer-based.

The Statistics

The following data is a compilation of data collected over the past 13 years by communities that are participating in the Missouri Main Street Tier System and regularly report their economic statistics to Missouri Main Street Connection. This is data collected only in the downtown commercial districts during the calendar years 2006 - 2019.



1. Private And Public Investment, including exterior façade improvements, interior building rehabilitation and new construction: $964 million.

2. Historic buildings rehabilitated or saved from demolition: 1649. 


3. Net new jobs created: 4,109.


4. Cost to Missouri Department of Economic Development for each
new job created based on appropriations to MMSC: $249.78.


5. Net new businesses created: 834.


6. Volunteer Hours: 444,113.