CMSC’s John Simone and Susan Westa recently attended the National Main Street Conference in Atlanta, where they presented Living on Main Street: New Strategies from Connecticut and Iowa. Fellow presenters included Diane Smith from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, CMSC’s partner on the Come Home to Downtown program, and Michael Wagler, State Coordinator of Main Street Iowa. Together, they discussed strategies for investing in our downtowns, where infrastructure already exists and there are opportunities for walkable, mixed-use development. 

View their presentation here.