March 2018
The Latest News for You
We're just two weeks away from the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City - and we can't wait to see you! Recently named one of the "Best Cities to Live in America," Kansas City thrives as the Midwestern hub of arts, innovation, entrepreneurship, and historically interesting places, making it and the surrounding area the perfect learning lab for Main Streeters.

Join us March 26-28 for the 2018 Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City at the Marriott Downtown for three exciting days of educational sessions, mobile workshops and special events. Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals and find real solutions to common problems in downtown and commercial district revitalization.

Continuing Education Credits for Architects and Planners
We're offering courses and mobile workshops approved for the American Planning Association (APA) Continuing Education Units. We're also offering courses approved for CES credit by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) .

Online rates are offered through March 21.

Donate 8 or more hours of work at conference and receive $160 off a full conference registration! Sign up online through March 13; to sign up after March 13, please email Katelyn at for available opportunities.

Browse Sessions, Mobile Workshops, and Events
View full education session details, mobile workshop descriptions, and special event details on the conference app for up-to-the-minute updates.

Visit our conference page,, to find more information about location and lodging, detailed articles about mobile workshops in and around Kansas City, and available sponsorship opportunities.
Main Street America Trends Survey
The results are in for the 2017 Main Street America Network Trends Survey!

Survey results indicate that though America's Main Streets have challenges, they continue to strive for community improvement, typically on a modest or shoe-string budget.

How Main Street Impacts Missouri
Missouri Main Street Connection + Economic Growth + Community Revitalization
Leads to Job Growth
*Missouri Main Street Stats from 2006 to 2017
Celebrate Preservation Month With Us
We are excited to partner with the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the Celebrate Preservation Month Roadshow in Missouri during May 2018.

We will be highlighting four Missouri historic sites and ten Missouri Main Street Communities who are working diligently to preserve their historic resources. See the schedule and find downloadable materials.

Through this project, we hope to encourage Missouri citizens of all ages to learn more about the history surrounding them, discover new sites and communities, and understand the importance of preserving our history and historic places for generations to come.

This activity is partially funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Grant awards do not imply an endorsement of contents by the grantor. Federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, handicap or ethnicity. For more information, write to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. 
Upcoming Events
Main Street Principles to Downtown Revitalization
Join us on April 11 to learn the Main Street Approach and how you can implement the principles in your community. RSVP here for this free training to learn the best practices from communities across Missouri and the country.
This workshop is partially provided in partnership with USDA Rural Development. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Affiliate Grant Workshop
If your town has started a downtown revitalization program or is thinking about doing so, the Affiliate Grant may jump-start your plan. RSVP to attend the next free workshop on May 23 in Jefferson City and learn what this 60/40 cost-share grant offers and the criteria required for application.
This workshop is supported by Missouri Department of Economic Development and USDA Rural Development.
Missouri Main Street Connection | 417-334-3014 | |
Missouri Main Street Connection is a statewide, 501c3, not-for-profit organization committed to fostering renewed vitality and sustainability in historic commercial districts across the state of Missouri.