Critical to the administrative infrastructure of Connecticut, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) oversees a wide range of programs promoting business retention and recruitment, Brownfield redevelopment, the arts, historic preservation and tourism.
Connecticut Valley Views (CTVV) interviewed David Lehman, the current commissioner of DECD. He was appointed by Governor Lamont earlier this year to generate a productive environment for the private sector and existing corporations while attracting potential new businesses from other states. The goal is to improve Connecticut’s economic development and health. Key for anyone interested in initiating a new venture, is the new website —business.ct.gov—where there is a veritable one-stop, step-by-step to-do list to meet that objective. It contains a wide variety of resource topics, from opening during the COVID-19 crisis to getting vital business updates from the state. You can follow all updates on the DECD website (ct.gov/coronavirus).
Be sure to watch the revealing CTVV segment via your local PATV airing station or view directly along with all of Ct Valley View’s interview shows at ctvalleyviews.com with host Susan Patricelli Regan.