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Founding & Growth Partners

A legacy of investment in Connecticut’s Main Streets.


Understanding the social and economic value healthy downtowns provide our communities and state, our Founding Partners have been with CMSC since the beginning. Learn more about these historic anchor institutions.

Eversource Energy

Eversource’s precursor, the Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) established the Connecticut Main Street Program in 1995. They recognized there […]

CT Department of Economic & Community Development

Realizing it would be necessary to gather a combination of public and private support to grow Connecticut Main Street, Eversource […]


At a critical juncture in our history, our Growth Partners provided the support needed to help CMSC grow. They continue to invest in with confidence as we cultivate the next generation of great Connecticut downtowns.

UIL Holdings

UIL Holdings (formerly the United Illuminating Company (UI)) has long supported CMSC, answering the call in 2008 for larger supporters so […]

State Historic Preservation Office

The State Historic Preservation Office (a division of the Department of Economic & Community Development) supports Connecticut Main Street Center’s work and […]

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