National Main Street Conference Registration Now Open


Sustainability, smart growth, inclusion, local investment and job creation, independent and innovative businesses, social media and grassroots support – all of these are words you hear in major news outlets, and see on blogs, Facebook postings and twitter and ALL have been working on Main Street for years. Pundits and bloggers just need to take a trip (physical or virtual) to your communities and they can see the answers to these issues.

The 2011 National Main Streets Conference offers more than 50 classroom and mobile sessions that provide educational opportunities for individuals with all levels of experience in preservation-based economic development.  Join us in Des Moines, May 22-25, 2011 and head back home with new energy and plenty of tools and inspiration to continue your work.

Whoa! I didn’t know SHE was from Iowa!

Check out this impressive list of famous and influential people who all hail from Iowa. From the Oval Office to the box office and just about every major field from science to sports, Iowa has contributed some impressive and fascinating people to our world.

Have you made your hotel reservations yet?

Rooms are going fast. Check out our hotel accommodations page to read up on the three hotels and make your reservations.


Are you a vendor with a product or service for Main Street communities? Are you a manager who knows a vendor that could benefit from meeting 1000+ potential customers? Visit the Main Street Expo page to get more information on becoming an exhibitor in Des Moines

Social Media

The National Main streets Conference invites you to join the online communitiy: Facebook, Twitter, and you can also use #msconf.

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