Tag Archives: Economic Development



Housing Reports by the Partnership for Strong Communities, 2018

Updated Housing Data Profiles

Regional Housing Market Assessment – Greater Danbury, 2009

housing_market_assessmentThis substantial research and narrative report provides each community with fresh perspective on its affordable housing needs. A housing database for use in grant applications has been prepared, innovations within the Region and beyond are summarized, and recommendations are made for municipal plans of development.

Final Report



The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in the region and its communities through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.

Western Connecticut Economic Development Plan: A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, 2017

Created in collaboration with the Region’s private sector and public input, this CEDS was prepared to meet State and federal planning requirements for economic development grants. It also serves as a refreshed regional data base for municipal marketing and economic development efforts. It was adopted by the COG Council on October 5, 2017. State approval was received on December 12, 2017. Federal approval is currently being sought.

Adopted CEDS
Appendix A: Data 
Appendix B: Public Participation 


Western CT Economic Advisory Group

WestCOG has worked to create a new unified CEDS for our new unified region. Per EDA requirements, WestCOG has called together stakeholders to create the Western CT Economic Advisory Group.


Past Plans

Western Connecticut Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), 2013

Western_CT_CEDSCOVERIn conjunction with the Housatonic Valley Region’s private sector, this extensive CEDS report was prepared to meet CT DECD regional planning requirements for state economic development grants. It also serves as a refreshed regional data base for municipal marketing and economic development efforts.

Final Report
Executive Summary
Appendix A
Appendix B

Access Western CT – A product of the CEDS, this website is devoted to economic development in the Housatonic Valley Region.


One Coast, One Future, 2009

OCReportVol1R1jpg_Page1One Coast, One Future is a consortium of 14 communities in lower Fairfield County whose study funding was acquired by former Congress member Christopher Shays under the leadership of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and The Business Council of Fairfield County in cooperation with the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. Located in Coastal Fairfield County Connecticut, One Coast, One Future is a regional initiative formed in 2005. Its mission is to promote vibrant economic growth in the region by linking the social and economic advantages offered by the three urban centers and surrounding towns.

Volume 1
Volume 2 – Appendices