Metro Hartford Future

Metro Hartford Future is an initiative to develop a strategy to guide the region's economic development efforts. CRCOG is leading this effort in partnership with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the MetroHartford Alliance. The Metro Hartford Future planning process will involve four primary tasks:

  • Goal-Setting: Build consensus around the need for accelerating inclusive/equitable economic growth; that is raising incomes across the income distribution with particular attention to opportunities for engaging those who have often been left behind.
  • Situational Analysis: Do a clear-eyed assessment of our situation: who, what, where to identify opportunities that we should be pursuing as a metropolitan region (i.e., SWOT with an emphasis on context and opportunities).
  • Strategic Planning: Formulate a limited number of “game changer” strategies that will move the trajectory of inclusive economic growth in the right direction.
  • Capacity-Building: Identify organizational forms and collaborations that we will need to implement and sustain the strategies over time.

This effort will also result in a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region, which enable municipalities to apply for certain economic development grants.

See the "Reports" section for all reports including the 2021 Annual Report.[/vc_column_text][/et_single][et_single icon="bar-chart-o" tab_title="Background" tab_id="61325d1a-458a-42e3f-868f"][vc_column_text]CRCOG Long Range Transportation Plan 2015

CRCOG Plan of Conservation and Development 2014

2012 MetroHartford CEDS

2006 MetroHartford CEDS

The Downtown Hartford Economic and Urban Design Action Strategy (33 MB PDF)

The MetroHartford Millennium Project (92 MB PDF)

2011 Central Connecticut CEDS (12 MB PDF)

One Region, One Future: An Action Agenda for a Connected, Competitive, Vibrant, Green Knowledge Corridor (30 MB PDF)

Metro Hartford Progress Points 2014

Metro Hartford Progress Points 2015

Metro Hartford Progress Points 2016

Progress Points 2016 data (Excel)

Connecticut Strategic Economic Framework (1999) – Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century[/vc_column_text][/et_single][et_single icon="gears" tab_title="Partners" tab_id="1460334669179-2-32e3f-868f"][vc_column_text]Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

MetroHartford Alliance

Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce[/vc_column_text][/et_single][et_single icon="group" tab_title="Committees" tab_id="committees"][vc_column_text]The CEDS process is overseen by two committees. We have an advisory committee that is made up of regional leaders in government, non-profits, and businesses. Materials from the meetings are available below.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

November 13, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting


October 11, 2018 Working Group Meeting

July 31, 2018 Working Group Meeting

May 22, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting

May 17 Working Group Meeting

March 19, 2018 Advisory Committee Meeting

February 15, 2018 Working Group Meeting

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The Executive Summary of the Metro Hartford Future Report is now available. This document, produced by CRCOG, the MetroHartford Alliance, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving provides an overview of the report as well as a snapshot of the region. It will be updated annually.

Metro Hartford Future Executive Summary

The final version of the Metro Hartford Future Project report has been published. You can find the final document below, which includes a new section detailing comments received during the public comment period. The full text of written comments we received is available from Maureen Goulet.

Metro Hartford Future Report (Final)

Metro Hartford Future: Appendix

Metro Hartford Future CEDS 2020 Annual Report

NEW: Metro Hartford Future CEDS 2021 Annual Report

On June 26, we started the process of developing potential strategies that will be considered for inclusion in the final Metro Hartford Future Plan. The initial strategies were selected based on input from our Advisory Committee, stakeholder interviews, and reviews of previous studies and reports. We invited a broad group of stakeholders to join us for a series of focus groups to refine these strategies. That work is ongoing and will go through a vetting process with the public, private sector stakeholders, and our Advisory Committee. Materials presented at the focus groups can be found below:

Strategy Group Meeting Slides

DRAFT Situational Assessment - June 2018 (please note that this draft is unfinished and is subject to change)