Department of Economic & Community Development

Booth 534
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly changing, knowledge-based global economy.

The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education, and arts and culture. Specifically, the department:

Supports existing businesses and attracts new businesses and jobs with a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper;

Promotes Connecticut industries and businesses here at home, throughout the country and across the globe;

Strengthens Connecticut’s communities by providing funding and technical support for local community and economic development projects;

Works to make tourism a leading economic contributor and a source of pride for Connecticut;

Develops and strengthens the arts in Connecticut and makes artistic experiences widely available to residents and visitors; and

Helps to eliminate brownfield properties by promoting smart growth principles, strengthening public/private partnerships and providing a one-stop resource for expertise.