MILWAUKEE -- City officials across the country will gather downtown Milwaukee this week.
They are here for Main Street Now, a national downtown revitalization conference.
The conference will draw more than 1,500 people to the Wisconsin Center and the Milwaukee City Center. Attendees include city planners, community revitalization professionals, volunteers and elected officials working to sustain the future of America's historic downtowns.
Workshops and seminars will focus on how to strengthen America's downtown districts.
Using Wisconsin as a living laboratory, attendees will examine how to strengthen downtowns of all sizes through a variety of tools, including supporting creative economies, attracting tech entrepreneurs and developing small business.
The conference runs through Wednesday. Tickets are still available for the public.