Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development is hosting a Dec. 2 economic development summit in Hartford.
The half-day conference at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center is scheduled to run from 8 am-2 pm and features state and federal officials and Connecticut business leaders.
The conference will cover a variety of topics, including the policies and decisions driving economic recovery, how Connecticut is navigating the pandemic, and strategies for creating a sustainable future.
Over 500 participants are expected to attend to hear speakers including:
- Gov. Ned Lamont
- Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin
- DECD Commissioner David Lehman
- Alejandra Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
- Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea
Conference panels will address topics such as:
- Housing and real estate in Connecticut
- Federal support for local businesses
- A discussion with Connecticut-based entrepreneurs
The summit also includes a marketplace featuring Connecticut small businesses that implemented innovative solutions to navigate the pandemic.