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Who We Are

At our core, we’re teachers and tireless cheerleaders for Connecticut’s downtowns and Main Streets. Recognizing our downtowns serve as the social and economic heart of our communities, we help others understand the significant impact thriving Main Streets have on our towns and cities. At the local level, we work with our members – dedicated stakeholders including city employees, business owners and even volunteers – to help them cultivate the six core components needed to craft an inviting, vibrant downtown. At the state level, we advocate for programs and policies that advance the Main Street way of life. 


Meet the staff and Board of Connecticut’s premier resource for all things downtown.


Learn about CMSC’s unique history and our connection to Main Street America.


Interested in joining our team? Check out the latest job openings here.

Our Mission

Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is the expert resource for developing and sustaining vibrant downtowns that fuel our state’s prosperity.

Our mission is to assess, educate, convene, and advocate to develop and grow our traditional downtowns, village centers, and urban mixed-use neighborhoods. We provide education and training, resources and technical assistance, and function as the statewide champion for downtowns and Main Streets of all sizes. CMSC serves as the state’s premiere downtown resource and boasts a statewide member network of over 80 communities, impacting nearly two million CT residents.

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P.O. Box 270, Hartford, CT 06141 | 860.280.2337