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How We Help

We know downtown management and we want you to know it too.

Downtowns are complex. They incorporate businesses, public spaces, various means of transportation, art, activities and more, all of which need to be maintained and managed. So what’s the best way to put the pieces together to create a downtown that’s clean, safe, inviting and fun?

At CMSC we know it can be confusing and even overwhelming to address the many aspects that create a great downtown. That’s why we provide information and resources on how to cultivate the six core components of a healthy downtown utilizing the 4-Point Approach to Main Street Management.

To help address these core components, our members also benefit from customized one-on-one assistance and peer learning opportunities. Through membership in the CT Main Street network, we teach people how to take advantage of their community’s unique assets, build fruitful public/private partnerships, and support a thriving small business ecosystem.


Learn more about the communities in our CT Main Street network and the benefits of being a CMSC member community.

Downtown Resources

Find a wealth of information on how to cultivate the six core components of a thriving downtown.

Covid & ARPA Information

Learn where to find latest news and information on Covid resources and ARPA funding.

News & Publications

Keep up to date on what’s happening at CMSC and in our downtowns.

“CT Main Street Center has been a fabulous resource we’ve grown to rely on for advocacy and vision.”

 – Tim Ryan, Economic Development Specialist, Town of Wallingford

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