Vibrant Urban Centers and 21st Century Communities
As Governor, I will ensure that we make our cities a priority so that they can restore opportunity for current city residents and best attract new residents and businesses. This means encouraging development in cities to foster growth and creating safe, dynamic entertainment districts that attract business from both in-state and out-of-state patrons. I will also promote interconnectedness between metropolitan areas so that Connecticut is known for regional vibrancy built around our cities.
The incubators that benefit and support startup companies should also be strategically located in cities and distressed communities to make our urban centers hubs of innovation and cultivate an environment for population growth. Under my leadership, I will foster partnerships between large employers and other anchor institutions (universities, medical centers, etc.) to develop economic development plans that attract millennial talent to Connecticut’s cities.