Downtown Resource Center
Grow Your Community
Helping Implement Strategies for Stronger Communities
A downtown or traditional commercial district represents a community’s history and helps define the community. Does your downtown present a unique identity with features and strengths to draw residents, visitors, businesses and commerce? Would you be proud to show your downtown to potential new business prospects or even someone considering a move to your community?
The Downtown Resource Center helps communities learn more about the importance of downtown development and specifically how your community can implement strategies to make downtown more viable. Community involvement may range from a simple downtown walk around to Main Street Iowa (MSI) program services.
Coordinating Downtown Revitalization Efforts
A Time-Tested Movement
Shop Iowa: Online Marketplace for Retailers
To support the state's retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shop Iowa platform allows small brick-and-mortar retail businesses to list products on an online marketplace. Retailers that have physical products that can be easily shipped and are willing to receive online orders can list products on Shop Iowa.
Iowa Downtown Conference
This premier statewide conference for downtown revitalization professionals includes plenary and breakout sessions, tours and time to connect with others involved in commercial district revitalization.