About MSKI

In 1986, Keokuk was named one of the first five Main Street communities in Iowa, creating Main Street Keokuk, Inc. We are an accredited, not-for-profit economic development organization focused on historic preservation and downtown revitalization.

Through our partnership with the City of Keokuk and the Iowa Economic Development Authority, we promote and advocate for tools and resources that support district investment. Since our inception, Downtown Keokuk has seen nearly $74 million dollars in private investment through property acquisitions and building improvement projects. Today, Keokuk’s downtown district is home to nearly 300 residents and 190 businesses who employ almost 900 people.

Throughout the year, our organization provides well-rounded programming that meets or exceeds both state and national standards. Whether we are hosting dining or retail promotions like Puttin’ on the Glitz, organizing community events that draw hundreds into the district like Downtown Trick or Treat, providing market data and business development resources to entrepreneurs, highlighting funding opportunities for property owners, or showcasing available spaces, we are committed to making Downtown Keokuk the heart of our community.