Make Downtown Vibrant Again!

At Connecticut Main Street Center we help inspire great Connecticut downtowns, Main Street by Main Street.  We serve as the champion and leading resource for vibrant and sustainable Main Streets as foundations for healthy communities.

We bring historic downtowns throughout Connecticut back to life by strengthening our downtowns and village centers.  At the local level, we share our expertise and give people the tools to create powerful partnerships and vibrant communities.  At the state level, we are the voice for programs and policies that advance the Main Street way of life in Connecticut.

Our Four Step Approach

1: Organization

Focusing on consensus and cooperation, we help build a framework for sensible, community-driven programming – matching a community’s assets to its potential.

2: Promotion

Enhancing the image of downtown through retail promotions, special events and branding. Increasing the social value of downtown will increase the economic value of the district.

3: Design

Improving the physical value and appeal of downtown through both new construction and rehabilitation of historic and under-utilized buildings. We encourage design of public spaces for walking and gathering.

4: Economic Restructuring

Increasing the economic value by encouraging diversity among current and new businesses suitable to the unique needs of a particular marketplace.