What is the Texas Downtown Association?

The Texas Downtown Association is a statewide, independent nonprofit organization that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals from across Texas.

TDA was founded by Anice Read, who is credited with bringing the Main Street Program to Texas. She and representatives from the largest Texas cities wanted to create an organization that would connect downtown supporters from across the s...   read full post »

posted on 2/8/2019


Speaker Form Now Open

2019 Texas Downtown Conference planning is underway. We are currently accepting submissions from potential speakers and panelists on topics and trends related to downtown development and revitalization, economic development, preservation, small business, events, marketing, tourism and travel, and mo...   read full post »

posted on 1/5/2019


Carthage Main Street Youth Program

YAC group (courtesy of City of Carthage Main Street) Recently we asked members if anyone had established a youth advisory group for downtown. Cindy Deloney from the City of Carthage Main Street Program responded and graciously shared helpful information about how she and the Carthage Main Street Ad...   read full post »

posted on 2/27/2017


2019 TDA Legislative Agenda

The TDA Board of Directors recently adopted its 2019 Legislative Agenda. We encourage all members to download and share the agenda with their representatives.

Download the 2019 TDA Legislative Agenda

Job Opportunities

Main Street Manager
City of Farmersville

City of Round Rock

Executive Director
Preservation Austin

Executive Director
Scenic Texas

Project Design Assistant
Texas Main Street Program
Texas Historical Commission

Executive Director
Texas Forts Trail Region

We will post downtown related job openings for members at no cost.  Contact the TDA office for more information.