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Connecticut Main Street Center Partnership Aims to Help Municipal Officials Strengthen Local Economies

  • Connecticut Main Street Center announces strategic partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
  • Partnership aims to match municipal officials with resources on downtown issues and give downtown organizations a greater voice on legislative issues
  • CMSC says the pairing makes “perfect sense” due to the alignment of the organizations’ missions

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

Connecticut Main Street Center has announced a strategic partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities in a move aimed at strengthening the organizations’ knowledge and advocacy on issues affecting downtowns and local economic development.

CMSC said that it will offer customized webinars and exclusive conversations with industry experts for CCM members to share its expertise on strategies to create vibrant downtowns. In exchange, CMSC will work to make its members aware of CCM services that could benefit their missions, such as data collection and research to support economic development.

CMSC says the partnership also helps to strengthen its advocacy efforts on behalf of its statewide membership, since it can capitalize on CCM’s ties to state legislators to amplify its voice on issues related to downtowns and economic development.

“When you see how closely our missions align, it makes perfect sense that we would partner to bring each of our respective strengths to the table to help the other’s membership,” said Patrick McMahon, CEO of CMSC. “We know CCM is looking to us to share our downtown expertise as a way to provide more value to their members around economic development and we look forward to learning more about their communities’ individual needs.”
“This strategic partnership is driven by the recognition that downtowns, village centers and mixed-use commercial districts are critical to local economies,” said Joseph DeLong, executive director and CEO of CCM.

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