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.

Tips for Muncipalities


The success of the Opportunity Zone program depends on each municipality’s ability to clearly articulate its vision for the future — and to demonstrate to investors and developers alike their eagerness to collaborate on bringing that vision to life. Here are some resources you may find helpful in attracting investors to your development priorities.

Preparing for Opportunity Zones Investment
Listen to this podcast from the Connecticut Economic Resource Council’s VP of Municipal Services on what towns and cities can do to prepare for Opportunity Zone investments.

Creating an Opportunity Zone Fund Prospectus
Check out this guide outlining best practices for creating your Opportunity Zone Fund prospectus.

Best Practices for Maximizing Opportunity Zones
This whitepaper outlines key action municipal leaders can take to amplify local advantages, knowledge and experience as they promote their Opportunity Zones.