Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference Seen & Unseen: Community Vision & Resources

12th annual Montana Downtown & Main Street Conference
Downtown Missoula, Montana

The Downtown Missoula Partnership (DMP) and Destination Missoula, hosted the 12th annual MONTANA DOWNTOWN & MAIN STREET CONFERENCE this past October 2019. The conference featured panel topics and tours of planning and implementation, arts and culture, marketing and events, place-making, and tourism to help build and promote your downtown. The conference was open to Main Street and downtown district promoters, elected officials, city staff and planners, architects, engineers, property owners, business owners, chambers of commerce, and anyone interested in promoting and revitalizing downtowns and Main Streets. This event was produced with support from Destination Missoula & the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District, Downtown Bozeman Partnership, NorthWestern Energy, Blackfoot Communications, Montana Department of Commerce, A & E Architects, CTA Architects Engineers, First Interstate Bank, GatherBoard, Historic Research Associates, Downtown Redevelopment Services, and Missoula Redevelopment Agency, with additional support from Holiday Inn Missoula and Residence Inn by Marriot.

The DMP wishes to thank all of the conference panel hosts, panelists, attendees, and its supporters. All of whom contributed to the Conference’s success.

Many of the topics were recorded for replay by MISSOULA COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (MCAT).  You can view the panel presentations at the following links at And if you want to download, just right-click while playing.

Montana Main Street Overview/Master Plans for Small Towns and Cities

Heritage Interpretation for a Vibrant Downtown/Planning for Prosperity by MoFI

Public and Private Public Partnerships/Building Sustainability for Communities

Keynote speaker James Lindberg, National Trust for Historic Preservation/Historical Building Restoration: Tools for Preservation Montana

Increasing Business Through tourism by Destination Missoula