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The Economic Development Group working to create an environment in Hartford that is conducive to growing and attracting businesses.


You can count on the Economic Development Group to bring the right people together to make things happen. Entrepreneurial. Knowledgeable. Driven. The Economic Development staff has the skills, tools and relationships to provide extensive support to current and prospective businesses of all sizes. We make it smart to do business in Hartford.

Small Business Development

We provide technical assistance to neighborhood businesses and entrepreneurs interested in starting new businesses. Services are provided by a team of Small Business Specialists who walk the commercial corridors and build productive relationships with business owners.

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Corporate and Industrial Development

Our team works with commercial services firms, industrial companies, real estate professionals and retailers on projects that retain and create jobs while also spurring investment in the city. We help businesses with identifying sources of private and public funding, gaining access to available tax credits and incentives, and navigating the permitting and approval process. We also offer site selection assistance to ensure that Hartford is considered for expansion, recruitment and retention opportunities. 

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Hartford Redevelopment Agency and Neighborhood Development

The Hartford Redevelopment Agency (HRA) establishes and manages Redevelopment Plans. To meet the goals for each plan, the HRA may purchase targeted properties through negotiated acquisitions or through the use of eminent domain. Following acquisition, properties are sold and redeveloped in accordance with the plan. HRA currently manages over eighteen Redevelopment Plans throughout the city.

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City of Hartford Property for Sale

City-owned properties can offer unique economic development opportunities. 

For more information on City-owned properties being offered for sale through Request for Proposal (RFP) processes please click here for more information. 

Requests for Proposals

Development proposals are being requested for the following Hartford Redevelopment Agency property: 

34-36 Leibert Rd (deadline for submission: December 13, 2013)

A Developer’s Kit is available to assist you in the preparation of a development proposal. You can download it from the following Dropbox page:

If you have any questions related to your submission, please contact Elisa Hobbs at 860.757.9082.


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Economic Development

250 Constitution Plaza
4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM