Opportunity Zone Resources


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.

State Resources

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.

Explore Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones and opportunities, view the map and search by type of development using the filters.

Permit Ombudsman
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.

Historic Preservation
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 Webinars
Opportunity Zone webinars on Opportunity Zone topics are being presented to engage & inform stakeholders to help maximize the benefits of this program.

1031 Exchange vs. Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits - webinar recording, Click here to view on youtube

Encouraging Investment in Opportunity Zones - webinar recording, Click here to view on youtube

Diamonds in the Rough: Connecticut’s Brownfields Programs - webinar recording, Click here to view on youtube

Opportunity Zones & Equity Investing in Startups and Existing Businesses - webinar recording, Click here to view on youtube.

Opportunity Zone Program

Deputy Commissioner Matthew Pugliese 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  matthew.pugliese@ct.gov or you can reach out to the OZ office at DECD.ozprojects@ct.gov with opportunity zone questions. Make an appointment today: 

            OZ Virtual Office Hours


Jump start conversations about your upcoming project(s)! Sign up for a :15 introductory meeting, click here.


Other Resources

IRS Website
The IRS website has a special section to address the frequently asked questions about Opportunity Zones. We encourage you to check out this resource here.

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.