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 rnolan@metrohartford.com or 860.728.2280, or John Shemo, Vice President & Director Economic Development at jshemo@metrohartford.com or 860.728.2284.