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Regional Conference To Be Held in Gulfport

Destination Downtown’s General and Exhibitor Registration is Open


GULFPORT, MISS. July 20, 2017— Registration is now open for community members and professionals to attend the regional conference known as Destination Downtown that will be held in Gulfport, Sept. 11-13.


"Anyone interested in downtown development should attend Destination Downtown,” said Jeannie Zieren, MMSA Director of Training and Information Services. “We have tours and sessions to show the progress in Gulfport and other Main Street communities on the Mississippi coast. Sessions will provide training and ‘how-to’ tools for community leaders who want to take their downtown to the next level. We will hear inspiring stories, see successful case studies and meet other professionals who are blazing the trail in downtown revitalization today.”


The conference attracts more than 200 professionals in preservation-based historic commercial district revitalization. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leadership Development.”


Attendees can expect many conference sessions that will focus on examples of exemplary leadership as well as the tools to attract and develop leaders within the Main Street network.


There is an Early Bird Price at $125 if registered by Aug. 14. After Aug. 14., registration will cost $150 for Main Street members and $200 for non-members.


Exhibitor registration is $200 for MMSA members and $400 for non-members and the deadline to register is Aug. 4.


For more information about Destination Downtown or to register online, visit For exhibitor registration, visit For any further questions, call 601-944-0113.




About Mississippi Main Street Association 


As a Main Street America Coordinating Program, Mississippi Main Street Association is part of a powerful, grassroots network consisting of 45 Coordinating Programs and over 1,600 neighborhoods and communities across the country committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.


MMSA provides training and technical assistance based on the Main Street Four-Point Approach® - Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality - to 55 Main Street communities and network members in the state. Since 1993, MMSA has provided more than $5 billion in public and private re-investment back into Main Street communities. For more information, visit

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