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.

About DECD

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  • About Financial Review & Compliance

    Get assistance to make sure state- and federally funded projects meet all compliance and contractual obligations.

  • About Research and Publications

    Find economic and housing data, state and town demographics, research reports and strategic documents and other information.

  • About the Department of Economic & Community Development

    DECD is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly changing, knowledge-based global economy.

  • Agency Annual Reports

    Access current annual reports for the Department of Economic and Community Development.

  • Audit Requirements

    DECD, acting as either a state grantor agency of state financial assistance or as a pass-through entity administering Federal Program Awards, will ensure that the audits conducted of its recipients are in compliance with the applicable state and/or federal audit reporting requirements.

  • Census Data

    Access employment figures, population data, education information and housing statistics from the Connecticut Census broken down by state, county, town and congressional districts.

  • Connecticut Population Information

    Provides population estimates for Connecticut's counties and towns, calculated for July 1 of each year and released by October of the following year.

  • Connecticut Town Profiles

    View current demographic and economic information for each of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities.

  • Construction Report

    View recent construction reports for new housing production and permits.

  • Contact

    Access contact information and details about the offices that make up DECD.

  • Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee

    Learn more about the Culture & Tourism Advisory Committee that advises DECD on matters pertaining to arts and cultural activities, preservation and more.

  • Distressed Municipalities

    Find updated statistics used to identify and assist Connecticut’s most economically challenged municipalities.

  • Economic Development Strategy Plans

    Review current and recent economic development strategy documents for the State of Connecticut.

  • Economic Digest Issues

    Access a library of the Connecticut Economic Digest, a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data on the workforce and economy of Connecticut.

  • Featured Audit Links

    Find informative links to external partners including Whitehouse.gov, Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Accountability Office and more.