We have an exciting year planned for 2020 and can’t wait to share it with you! We’re looking forward to introducing you to new supporters, gaining new members, and rolling out a refreshed look to our communications. And of course, our Main Street Forums for the 21st Century will offer top-notch education and peer-learning opportunities. Mark your calendars now for these exciting events!


CEDAS & CT Main Street Center partner on these popular events that help local economic development & planning professionals and state leaders understand how communities are developing Main Streets to their full potential. Our popular format includes: Overview presentation, Guided Walking Tour, Complimentary Reception.

April 30, 2020 – New Milford: Distinctly Downtown
September 10, 2020 – Coventry Village


The BRIDGE Series
Brief | Relevant | In Depth | Guided Education

Highlighting the expertise of CT Main Street Professional Affiliate members and industry leaders, while connecting communities with the knowledge and resources they need. On select Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30 am. Our 2019-2020 season will highlight The Power of Place.

March 6, 2020 – The Economic Value of Urban Parks & Public Spaceswith W. Phillips Barlow, ASLA of TO Design, LLC


Legacy Cities Showcases

Featuring presentations & panel discussions with development practitioners, and a guided downtown walking tour of key sites, this conference provides information necessary to navigate the process of historic building conversion in CT’s Legacy Cities. Luncheon is provided.

June 2020 – Downtown Bridgeport
November 2020 – Location TBD