Friends of Main Street
Reserved for individuals, corporations and other Not-for-Profit Associations that support the work and Mission of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA). Members receive limited services but are invited to receive limited phone consultation from MMSA Staff, subscription to the MMSA E-newsletter, invitation to the MMSA Annual Awards Luncheon and reduced registration fees to regularly scheduled training and educational meetings and workshops.
Allied members are providers of products and services related to downtown revitalization and economic development who want access to the Mississippi Main Street Association network of commercial districts in the state. Allied Members include suppliers of products useful in rehabilitating historic commercial buildings, improving streetscapes, strengthening or developing small businesses, organizing festivals and events, raising funds for nonprofit organizations, managing membership programs or other key aspects of the revitalization process. They are providers of services relevant to commercial district revitalization such as market analysis, business recruitment and development, parking and traffic management, special event management, real estate development, architectural/design services, etc.
Members receive a subscription to the MMSA E-newsletter, invitation to the MMSA Annual Awards Luncheon and other special events, mailing of entire program membership list, exhibitor discount at Destination Downtown, and a listing of their services in our online directory.*
*Disclaimer of Endorsement: Any mention of a product, service, company or sole proprietor in the MMSA website or in links to this website shall not constitute nor be construed as an endorsement of any such product, service, company or sole proprietor by the Mississippi Main Street Association. For the complete Terms and Conditions, go to http://www.msmainstreet.com/index.php/contact_us/use_policy.
(Takes the place of the former “MMSA Municipal Membership”)
The Association membership provides a range of services and assistance to meet a variety of community development and readiness levels. It is for communities that are either just starting a downtown revitalization effort or those that do not wish to become a designated Main Street community or a Mississippi Downtown Network Member at this time. Communities participating at this membership level may also take advantage of additional training opportunities by purchasing services from the MMSA at a discounted rate only offered to member communities.
Association Membership Package*
Mississippi Downtown Network Member (NEW)
The MDN Membership provides for communities interested in being a catalyst for change in their downtowns. The Mississippi Downtown Network Membership (MDN) level provides a variety of learning opportunities to stakeholders with a role in the preservation and revitalization of Mississippi’s historic resources. Communities may or may not have a paid staff member (a local Program Coordinator is required) or Board of Directors that guides their activities, but are interested in improving the economic vitality of their downtowns. This membership package allows for greater levels of consultation and technical assistance with the MMSA staff than the Associate Membership. Communities participating at this membership level may also take advantage of additional training opportunities that may not be included in the Network Membership package by purchasing services from the MMSA at a discounted rate only offered to member communities. The community will join MDN for a minimum of three years, with a sustaining operating budget as outlined in the application. The end goal of the MDN membership is to transition into a fully certified Main Street program.
Mississippi Downtown Network Application
The Main Street Membership
($10,000.00 1st Year, $6,000 2nd Year, $4,000 3rd Year and $2,000 Annually thereafter)
The Main Street Membership is the most comprehensive and valuable package offered. It is only offered to currently designated Main Street Communities or those invited to participate in the MMSA Annual Application Workshop and Selection Process. Communities participating at this membership level may also take advantage of additional training opportunities that may not be included in the membership package by purchasing services from the MMSA at the lowest discounted rate only offered to member communities.
Main Street Membership Package**
Designated Main Street Communities receive a minimum of $25,000 in Technical Assistance during the first year in the program.
This is the only membership level that authorizes a community the use of the Main Street trademarked name and Mississippi Main Street logo. It is also the only membership level that has exclusive rights to Mississippi Main Street Logo/Road Sign Usage (provided by MDOT in conjunction with MMSA).