Serving Main Street Augusta

Promoting Augusta business, culture and the built-in environment in the heart of Augusta

DAI was formed in 2002 as part of both the national and the State of Kansas' Main Street programs.
Since then the organization has grown to focus on promoting what makes Downtown Augusta
a unique and important part of the community

What can Main street Augusta do for you?

Design Consultation
Need help with putting your best face forward? With licensed architects and contractors as members of our board, DAI can help you to make your business look its best while remaining in compliance with local design ordinances.

Event Assistance
DAI organizes several promotional events each year that draw hundreds of people to Downtown Augusta. These include a spaghetti supper, a chili competition and feed, the fall Red Brick Harvest Festival and carnival as well as other events throughout the year. DAI members also receive discounted booth rental or vendor space at DAI-sponsored events.

Share Information
DAI helps keep residents and merchants informed about downtown developments through personal visits, press releases, social media and our monthly newsletter. We also assist members by providing contact information for business loans, potential grants and tax credit opportunities.

Free Advertising and Promotion
DAI offers free advertising to members through weekly features on our website and social media. Members may also be promoted during special downtown events. Free assistance with marketing development and company public relations is provided
by our Economic Restructuring Committee.

Liaison With Local Government
DAI acts as a liaison between city government and downtown businesses and organizations. We give advice to help you navigate city requirements for design, zoning and how to hold special events to enhance, grow and preserve our historic downtown district.


10 new

guided business additions DURING COVID-19

Small Business Liaison 

Any-Time Access

over 50K

(2020) in relief assistance for local business