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CMSC Welcomes Newly Elected Officials
Congratulations to Connecticut’s new & returning legislators!
We look forward to working with the state’s legislative leaders to support our downtowns and Main Streets, and would encourage all members to join the Downtown Working Group chaired by Representatives Quentin Phipps of Middletown and Jane Garibay of Windsor/Windsor Locks to learn more about the efforts of CMSC and others to enhance downtown areas.
Governor Lamont Announces $11M in STEAP Grant Funding
The governor said that he reinstated the program in an effort to support CT’s municipalities while implementing projects that will give a boost to the economy and help in their response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. For this round of funding, he implemented a special Covid provision to support towns with expenditures related to their ongoing response to the pandemic, including for new construction, expansion, renovation or replacement of existing facilities.
CMSC Welcomes New Professional Affiliate
Sagers & Associates has a passion for supporting the economic development and economic equity of Greater Hartford. They provide strategic planning, operational improvement, and technology strategy to drive organizational transformation.
Check out the full list of our Professional Affiliates in our Here to Help guide.
CMSC Blog: Supporting Small Businesses is More Important than Ever
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our downtowns. Yet, due to the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, they’ve had to pivot to find new ways to navigate this crisis. In our latest blog, CMSC CEO Patrick McMahon discusses what we’re doing to advocate for small business support, communicate programs available to small businesses, and highlights tools communities can utilize to bolster their small business sectors.
Congratulations to the 17 communities that achieved certification in Sustainable CT’s fall cycle. Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. In total, 61 municipalities have earned certification, representing 57% of CT’s population.
Bronze-level certification: Avon, Bolton, Killingly, Meriden, New Canaan, North Stonington, Norwalk, Old Lyme, Stonington, Trumbull, Waterbury and Windsor Locks
Silver-level certification: Bristol, New Britain, Old Saybrook, Stratford and Wethersfield earned silver-level certification.
The highest level of certification currently offered is silver. For more information, visit www.sustainablect.org.
Sponsorship is key to CMSC's ability to provide services to our members, and education & technical assistance to CT's downtowns. We proudly thank our many generous sponsors below.
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