Connecticut's Best Practices in Economic Development & Land Use Planning

A Program for Continuous Improvement

 

Creating a Better State, 

ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME

 

The Connecticut Economic Development Association has developed a certification program to encourage best practices in municipal economic development and land use to spur continuous improvement. The program is intended to drive communities to pursue excellence in land use and economic development practices and to recognize the communities that have established best practices. 

In the pursuit of best practices, planners and economic development professionals can use this program to engage community stakeholders in discussions about how to achieve higher standards and develop creative, community specific ways to implement them. 

Through the use of this program, staff, commissioners and elected officials will: 

  • gain a clearer understanding of concrete tasks they can do to: improve the business climate and effectiveness of economic development; 
  • understand their role in the process; 
  • understand their community’s vision for development and the need for appropriate public engagement in implementing these criteria. 

 

Evaluation and Certification

Applicants will be evaluated by a committee consisting of a representative from each of our Collaborating Partner organizations. Every three years, communities can re-submit for recertification and demonstrate continuous improvement. This program will be rolled out initially as a pilot and reviewed by CEDAS and our Collaborating Partners, based on the experience of pilot communities with input from developers, councils of government and other relevant stakeholders. 

 


 

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