BEST PRACTICES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LAND USE COMMUNITY TOOL-BOX
This 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. Planners and economic developers use this program to engage community stakeholders in discussions about how to achieve higher standards and develop creative, community- specific ways to implement them. The three goals of this program are to: accelerate the sharing of best practices across the State of Connecticut; improve the overall quality of economic development services at the local level; and ultimately, improved economic development in Connecticut. This guide provides tools and resources for communities interested in implementing best practices criteria.