Opportunity Zones

Connecticut is committed to helping communities, investors and developers alike optimize the opportunities in opportunity zones. 

Invest in Connecticut's Momentum

Across Connecticut’s 72 federally designated Opportunity Zones and beyond, public and private stakeholders are coming together to build upon the many benefits Connecticut offers — just a few of which are highlighted below.

  • Strategic Northeast location — ideally situated within 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. economy
  • Highly skilled workforce — which ranks among the top 5 most educated and most productive in the country
  • Focus on innovation — as evidenced by Bloomberg’s ranking of CT as the #4 most innovative state in the nation
  • Exceptional quality of life — encompassing our top-ranked preK-high school educational systems, our affordable living options, our 40+ colleges/universities, our spectacular scenery and our vibrant arts and culture offerings  

Learn more about all the benefits of investing in Connecticut — and its opportunity zones.

Exploring Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones

Click on the shaded zones in the map below or search by type of development using the filters under the map. Explore all opportunities here.

Explore by Asset Type

Narrow your search to specific types of opportunities — from real estate development to investing in businesses across a variety of sectors.

Explore by Area of Focus

Review opportunities that align with key priorities to develop Connecticut’s cities, the coastline, transit centers, medical/educational facilities and more.
Long Wharf

Long Wharf - Market District New Haven, CT

The Long Wharf Food Terminal is a 22-acre commercial industrial complex along I-95 in New Haven, CT. The nationally-recognized Long Wharf Theater is an anchor tenant in the complex for future redevelopment. Owners entertaining offers for sale of the complex.

Energy & Innovation Park — New Britain, CT

Being hailed as one of the most significant private sector investments in state history, the Energy & Innovation Park, LLC will construct a 19.98 megawatt fuel cell grid on the Stanley Black and Decker campus.

Steelpointe Harbor — Bridgeport, CT

This Long Island Sound Harbor site is fully entitled for a 2.8 million square foot mixed-use waterfront development. The site is adjacent to Interstate-95, minutes from Metro North and Amtrak rail, an inter and intrastate bus terminal bus terminal, the Bridgeport – Port Jefferson NY Long Island Sound Ferry, and a municipal airport for private, corporate, and general aviation air service.

For Investors

Connecticut is one of the only states in the country that has enhanced the federal program’s benefits with state incentives.

For Funds

Connecticut’s focus on economic growth – and its commitment to aligning the state’s own investments in Opportunity Zones, can help you maximize your returns.

For Project Sponsors

State leaders are committed to working closely with municipalities and developers to accelerate progress — from expediting permitting to enhancing other development-focused incentives. 

Explore Featured Opportunity Zone Businesses.

Developments in Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones will be in good company. Here are just a few of the Connecticut businesses located within our Opportunity Zones.

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Why Invest in Our Opportunity Zones

Ned Lamont

Alignment to State Priorities

Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones align with the State’s own economic development priorities. So in many areas, the State will be investing alongside private investors —enhancing the potential ROI for everyone involved in Connecticut’s Opportunity Zones.

Business-Friendly State Government

Governor Lamont, his administration and the state legislature are committed to helping businesses thrive in Connecticut. Already, they’ve implemented a host of measures to enhance the state’s long-term fiscal stablity, control taxes and streamline state government.

Supportive Ecosystem for Innovation

Connecticut is one of most innovative states in the country — Bloomberg’s assessment, not just ours! What makes it so is the collaborative way business, municipal, state and university leaders work together to facilitate innovation.

Additional State Incentives

David Lehman

Prioritized Incentives

Connecticut already offers tax credits to encourage investing in urban and industrial centers, brownfields remediation and historic structure rehabilitation. Some of these have even been increased for OZ investments. Better yet, State legislation empowers Connecticut’s DECD e Commissioner to prioritize Opportunity Zone projects for those incentives.

Expedited Permitting

Eager to get started? The State of Connecticut’s Office of the Permit Ombudsman will expedite the review of permit applications to help fast track projects within Connecticut’s 72 Opportunity Zones.

Opportunity Zones Concierge

DECD Deputy Commissioner, David Kooris, and his staff are here to help you make smart investments in Connecticut.

Your Connecticut Opportunity Zone Concierge Team.

Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development is eager to facilitate introductions to community leaders, investors and developers interested in Opportunity Zone development. Let us help you make the right connections in Connecticut!

Cowlis Andrews

Program Manager, Department of Economic and Community Development
(860) 500-2524


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