Get in the holiday spirit, show your support for the downtown district, and bring increased visibility to your business by participating in the Holiday Window Decorating Contest! RSVP by 11/24. Downtown businesses are encouraged to decorate storefront windows and outdoor areas.
Our program follows the Main Street, Four-Point Approach of Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion. The Four-Point Approach is the foundation for local initiatives to revitalize their districts by leveraging local assets - from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride. Developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the program is supported in our state by the Connecticut Main Street Center.
To advocate, educate, and collaborate for the revitalization and enhancement of downtown Waterbury following the Main Street Four-Point Approach.
Downtown Waterbury as an easily accessible business center and neighborhood in which to live, work, shop and play.
Our mission is largely dependent upon our volunteers, supporters, and public and private partnerships. Volunteers can serve in a number of capacities, from offering professional services, serving on our committees, sponsoring beautification programs and events to helping us at our fundraising events such as the Brass City Brew & Que and Wine on Main Street.
Whatever you can contribute to our efforts, we’re thrilled to have your help! For more information on how to volunteer, or what you can do to help us spread our mission contact us at (203) 757-0701 Ext.302. We are so appreciative of the thousands of hours that our volunteers have donated and contributed over the years.
...who are looking to lease vacant storefronts in the Central Business District of Waterbury.
The initiative, named the Central Business District Investment Program (CBDIP), uses $1.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds. This new matching grant program is designed to help property owners within the Central Business District (also the Main Street Waterbury district) who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the program, eligible property owners can receive up to $100,000 to be used for interior or exterior build-out costs for vacant ground floor-level retail space. Property owners with vacant storefronts are eligible for a grant of $50 per square foot, up to $100,000. Any grant awarded to a property owner must be matched at 100 percent by the owner of the property, the tenant, or a combination of both parties.
Applications are now being accepted; to get started, click here.
The Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation is an affiliate of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Learn More
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to support the mission to breathe renewed community engagement and economic vitality within downtown Waterbury. The vision is to create an "easily accessible business center and neighborhood in which to "live, play and work" and shop and dine!
City of Waterbury
We are honored to receive an Award of Excellence from the Connecticut Main Street Center