Main Streets Conference 2012

Become a Sponsor of the National Main Streets Conference

About the Conference

The National Main Streets Conference is the largest nationwide gathering of professionals and volunteers in the preservation-based economic development field. This annual event draws community leaders from small towns, midsized cities, and urban neighborhood business districts. Sponsors the National Main Streets Conference is a highly visible, cost-effective way to reach community leaders and partners at the local, state, and national levels as they gather and foster new ideas and solutions for preservation-based revitalization

The conference features:
  • 50+ classroom sessions
  • 15+ mobile sessions
  • innovative and inspiring lessons from towns and cities nationwide
  • Strong and varied opportunities for networking with collagues from around the country

The 2012 Main Streets Conference will also use Maryland communities and Baltimore neighborhoods as a living laboratory to demonstrate the successful use of the Main Street Four Point Approach in small, mid-sized, and urban neighborhood districts.

As a conference sponsor, your financial support will bring dedicated, passionate professionals and volunteers together to share their successes and challenges as they re-energize local businesses; refurbish historic buildings; and build vibrant, sustainable local economies.

Visibility and Access

Past conferences have attracted high visibility from regional and national audiences through coverage in local, state, and national print and broadcast media, as well as blogs and social media. Partners and sponsors have direct access to our nationwide network through on-site, one-on-one engagement as well as channels that include print, web, and social media outreach.

Past Sponsors Include: Bank of America, Sonic, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, AT&T, Starbucks Coffee Company, the Cherokee Nation, The Next American City, U.S. Cellular, Federal Home Loan Back of Des Moines; City of West Des Moines; Travel Iowa, Musco Lighting; Downtown Des Moines.

2012 Conference Theme: Rediscover Main Street

New retail and business trends show retailers, tourists, and residents are moving back downtown - even “big-box” stores are making plans to leave malls and sprawl behind and rediscover traditional commercial corridors, neighborhoods and downtowns. In Baltimore, educational content and networking opportunities will help inform and inspire ideas, methods, and best practices to encourage what Main Street has been proving for more than three decades -  preservation as economic development works!

Download the Sponsor Prospectus