Education & Training

Education & Training

Whether you hail from an urban business district, small rural downtown, or some place in between, we offer educational and training programs to help you take your skills to the next level and position your commercial district to thrive.

Learning and Growing Together

Achieving the Main Street America Revitalization Professional credential, currently the highest credential achievable through MSAI, is a tremendous achievement. The following individuals have demonstrated a mastery of subject matter essential to downtown and neighborhood district management and have illustrated a serious commitment to creating vibrant, healthy Main Streets.


Main Street Now Conference

The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation. LEARN MORE.

Main Street America Institute

The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) is our targeted professional development training program aimed to equip downtown and commercial district leaders with the tools they need to lead results-oriented and preservation-based community revitalization organizations. LEARN MORE.

A Tremendous Leap Forward

The new Main Street America Institute is a tremendous leap forward in providing solid in-depth content on a variety of topics for any downtown and commercial district professional both inside and outside of Main Street. As a 25-year veteran of downtown and commercial district revitalization, I can enthusiastically recommend the Institute training sessions to anyone who would like add to their professional development.

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