Missouri Main Street Connection Hosts Main Street Capitol Day

Downtown Joplin Alliance Attends Capitol Day

From left to right: Katelyn Brotherton, Missouri Main Street Connection; Lindsay Gagnon, Downtown Joplin Alliance; Senator Jill Carter; and Lori Haun, Downtown Joplin Alliance

(Jefferson City, MO) – Missouri Main Street Connection Inc., (MMSC) hosted Main Street Capitol Day in Jefferson City on January 24, 2023. The annual event gathered Main Street communities across the state to visit the legislators to celebrate their achievements through participating in the Missouri Main Street state-wide revitalization program. Members of Main Street organizations, like Downtown Joplin Alliance, shared information and insight with the legislators about the impact Main Street has had on their communities. MMSC has advanced economic and workforce development in both Main Street communities and the entire state of Missouri. Utilizing the principles of economic development taught by Missouri Main Street Connection has also helped local Main Street organizations create more resilient local economies in the downtown districts that are better equipped to weather economic hardships.

Missouri Main Street Connection is a nonprofit designed to help communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. MMSC has empowered downtown revitalization in Missouri communities since 2006, resulting in $1.16 billion of private and public investments, the creation of 1,067 net new businesses, and the development of 5,067 net new jobs in Main Street districts as of the end of 2021.

State Director, Gayla Roten noted, “Local Main Street organizations work diligently to support their local small businesses and create a positive influence on their community, establishing an environment for increased investment and a resilient economy. Missouri Main Street communities are better equipped to face challenges and utilize opportunities thanks to the work they do every day, and we were excited to share that work with legislators during Main Street Capitol Day.”


Gayla Roten, State Director
Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc.

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