The State of Connecticut is committed to helping all stakeholders optimize the opportunities in Opportunity Zones. Here are a few resources you may find helpful.
Choose Connecticut Website
The State of Connecticut has put together a more comprehensive online overview of the key advantages of choosing to invest in Connecticut. Learn more about all those advantages at ChooseCT.gov — from our strategic Northeast location and growing industry sectors to our top-ranked quality of life and highly skilled workforce.
If you’d like help coordinating and expediting the approval of required permits within Opportunity Zones, please contact the State’s Office of the Permit Ombudsman. This Office works collaboratively with the Departments of Energy & Environmental Protection, Transportation and Public Health to streamline the permitting process.
Brownfield Remediation and Development
The Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) is a one-stop resource for brownfield redevelopment in Connecticut. If your Opportunity Zone development involves brownfields, we encourage you to learn more about the support available through this office.
Connecticut has a rich historical background — and a longstanding commitment to preserving that historical heritage. Developments within Opportunity Zones involving historic properties may be eligible for other types of funding support, tax credits and technical assistance. Click above to learn more about this diverse array of programs.
Opportunity Zone Podcast Series
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) has interviewed leading experts to provide more information about Opportunity Zones. You can link to those podcasts here.
Opportunity Zone Workshops
Opportunity Zone workshops are being held around the state to bring stakeholders together to maximize the benefits of this program. We encourage you to reach out to CERC at (860) 571-7136 for more details on upcoming workshops.
Opportunity Zone Program Manager
Andrew Cowlis in our Department of Economic and Community Development can connect you to the right resources within the state as well as our municipalities. Feel free to contact him directly at (860) 500-2425 or email@example.com.
Economic Innovation Group
This bipartisan public policy organization has assembled a variety of resources for those interested in maximizing the benefits of Opportunity Zones. Explore this site for more details.