We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Contiguous Municipality Zone

Overview

If a municipality is contiguous to an Enterprise Zone in another municipality, it may apply to the DECD commissioner and the Enterprise Zone’s municipal government for Enterprise Zone benefits.


Key Incentives for Businesses

For qualifying manufacturers: Companies involved in manufacturing, research associated with manufacturing and distribution warehousing (new construction/expansion only) may benefit from:

  • a five-year, 80% property tax abatement; and
  • a 10-year, 25% business tax credit. 

For qualifying service companies: Certain service companies may also be eligible for these benefits based on several sliding scales:

  • If they invest $20-90 million: a five-year, 40% property tax abatement on real estate and/or equipment; OR
  • if they invest more than $90 million: a five-year, 80% property tax abatement on real estate and/or equipment.
  • If they create 300-599 jobs: a ten-year, 15% business tax credit;
  • if they create 2,000+ jobs: a ten-year, 50% business tax credit.

Eligibility for Businesses

Since these programs are designed to encourage capital improvements to land and/or buildings, businesses must be prepared to either renovate an existing facility by investing at least 50% of its pre-acquisition value in the renovation, OR construct a new facility, OR expand an existing facility, OR acquire a facility that has been idle (minimum period of idleness depends on average number of employees).

How to Apply

  1. Before starting any project, the business must first submit a formal request — preferably through the local economic development office for the town.
  2. That application — along with any additional required documents — must be submitted to the Department of Economic and Community Development prior to October 1 of the year in which the project will be completed.  
  3. If approved, DECD will issue a Certificate of Eligibility within a few weeks.

Contact

Plainville is currently designated as a Contiguous Municipality Zone. To learn more about the benefits this location can offer your business, please contact:

Mark DeVoe

Director of Planning and Economic Development
Town of Plainville
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 793-0221 ext. 210
Fax: (860) 793-2285

devoe@plainville-ct.gov