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March 2: Crash Course on Economic Development

Date: Friday March 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location:  Eversource Cafeteria East Conference Room, 107 Selden Street, Berlin , CT

NEDA and the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) are partnering on a program, “Crash Course in Planning and Economic Development”. The program will explore the roles and legal bounds of land use commissions like Planning and Zoning, ZBAs, Inland Wetlands, Design Review Boards and the like along with an overview of economic develop and how it is practiced today, especially as it relates to small towns.  You will walk away with an understanding of how the two disciplines intersect.

The Crash Course explores the basics of economic development and planning. We'll cover diverse topics as the history of economic development, marketing, site selection process, and the role of economic developers, among others.  That will be followed by a complete discussion of the land use planning process.  Included will be the roles of the planner and land use commissions, new urbanism and understanding smart growth.

Sponsored by:  Eversource, Pullman & Comley, and Camoin Associates