Municipal Services

Sustaining economic growth in the Hartford Region is the MetroHartford Alliance’s primary objective. To encourage that growth, we provide a variety of economic development services to member towns throughout Hartford and Tolland counties.

For more information, read: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy - Trends Analysis.

Business Visitation Program

We encourage economic development professionals to keep tabs on their local businesses to understand the realities they encounter. The MetroHartford Alliance offers all participating towns a free business visitation program, Executive Pulse.

  • Identify opportunities for and impediments to future growth
  • Alliance staff can accompany town representatives or we can individually visit businesses at the town’s request
  • Assistance and training available to develop and expand your visitation program

Municipal Economic Development Training

To help Connecticut’s municipal public officials develop a strong economic development foundation for their community's future, a collaboration of partners – including the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), the Connecticut Main Street Center and the MetroHartford Alliance – has developed a unique municipal economic development course. Click here to learn more.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Download the Metro Hartford Region's CEDS Documentation (as of 11/30/12)

Find out how to become a MetroHartford Alliance Municipal Investor to capitalize on these services as we address economic development initiatives throughout the Region. Contact either Rebecca Nolan, Vice President, Business Development, at or 860.728.2280, or John Shemo, Vice President & Director Economic Development at or 860.728.2284.