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.

Strategic Planning Assistance


Whether working on your local or regional Plan of Conservation and Development or Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Department of Economic and Community Development’s (DECD) community development staff is here to support your community throughout the planning process and into plan implementation.

With a plan in place, we can help you identify phasing priorities and resource opportunities to advance your vision into implementation. Informally, we are available to work with municipal or council of Government staff to help you develop an achievable strategy and work with you to realize your goals by identifying implementation steps, some of which the state has programs to support.