Application Workshops for Communities Interested in Achieving Main Street Iowa Program Designation

The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Main Street Iowa program will host application workshops in 2024 for communities interested in applying for Main Street Iowa program designation.

The workshops (virtual) will provide an overview of the Main Street Approach™ and Main Street Iowa program, summary of expectations and benefits, the application, competitive designation process and strategies to complete the application.

Communities interested in applying are required to pre-register five to ten community representatives for one of the virtual workshops scheduled from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (12 p.m. – 1 p.m. lunch break) on Wednesday, January 31 or Monday, February 5. Only communities meeting the attendance requirement will be provided access to the 2024 Main Street Iowa application.

It is recommended that community leaders review the Main Street Iowa Basics Orientation Video Series prior to attending an application workshop.

Each person from your community interested in attending this workshop needs to complete the registration form. It is not required that all representatives registering from the same community register for the same workshop date. However, we recommend that local community leaders watch/participate in the workshop together in a single room. Upon successful registration, each individual will receive a calendar invite that includes a link to join the meeting on the date selected.

To register for one of the virtual workshops, click on the date below that best works for you locally.

January 31

February 5

Questions? Contact or 515.348.6184.