NEWS: CCRPA has been officially designated as an Economic Development District (EDD). Click here for the press release.
CCRPA is applying to become a Federally designated Economic Development District (EDD). As an EDD, CCRPA would be the recognized entity responsible for coordinating economic development activities in the Central Connecticut Region. This designation would permit make the entire region eligible for EDA Public Works grants. It would also allow towns to form revenue and infrastructure sharing districts around economic development projects. Currently, Plainville and New Britain are investigating the possibility of forming such a district in anticipation of the region gaining EDD status.