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Great downtowns don’t just happen. They’re carefully crafted by people like you who care passionately about their community and are dedicated to all aspects of a vibrant Main Street. From small things like watering flowers, to big things like stewarding a new streetscape, YOU make it happen.

Discover the six core components to a thriving downtown.

At CMSC, our job is to help you do your job even better, creating a network of vibrant downtowns all across Connecticut in the process. By teaching community members like you how to systematically cultivate the six core components that make Main Streets irresistible, you’re able to grow local businesses, charm residents and visitors, and spark community pride. Whether you need some quick advice or in-depth technical assistance, we’ve got you covered.

Click the links below to see how we can help you create a more dynamic downtown today.

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“Thank you to your staff for working so hard to help us all get through this mess of a time we find ourselves in! It is very much noticed and appreciated!

 – Bob Mills, referring to CMSC’s assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
President, Norwich Community Development Corporation

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