Main Street America, a program of the National Main Street Center (NMSC), will host their annual Main Street Now conference in Dallas in 2020. The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Texas Main Street Program are co-hosts with the National Main Street Center for the conference. As such, the Friends of the THC are offering exciting opportunities for Texas businesses to show support for preserving and revitalizing historic commercial districts in Texas and across the country! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
The National Main Street Center (NMSC) is dedicated to helping communities across the country revitalize their historic downtowns. The NMSC works with a network of over 1,200 grassroots organizations, known collectively as Main Street America. Main Street America supports the revitalization of older and historic commercial districts, fully 80% of which are in low to moderate income communities. The NMSC supports the renewal of these districts through a market-driven, asset based and community-led process known as the “Main Street Approach.” The organization offers training, technical assistance, grants, publications, and networking opportunities for local leaders in every state in the country.
As mentioned above, Main Street America’s annual conference, Main Street Now, is to be held in Dallas May 18th-20th, 2020. This conference is the largest nationwide gathering of commercial district revitalization professionals, drawing upwards of 2,000 attendees from small towns, mid-sized cities and urban neighborhood business districts across the nation to share ideas, solutions, issue discussion and networking opportunities to strengthen America’s cities and towns.
In 2020, Main Street America as well as the Texas Main Street Program will be celebrating their 40th anniversary. Because of this, we are especially excited to be hosting the Main Street Now conference in Texas, which has one of the oldest and most robust Main Street Programs in the US with over 100 Main Street communities across the state.