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Connecticut Laws | Title 32 Commerce And Economic And Community Development
CHAPTER 578* DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Sec. 32-1m. Annual report re activities of Department of Economic and Community Development.

(B) The efforts of the department to obtain private support for the Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Trust Fund program. (115)

(17) With regard to the department's energy conservation loan program: (116)

(A) The number of loans or deferred loans made during the preceding fiscal year under each component of such program and the total amount of the loans or deferred loans made during such fiscal year under each such component; (117)

(B) A description of each step of the loan or deferred loan application and review process; (118)

(C) The location of each loan or deferred loan application intake site for such program; (119)

(D) The average time period for the processing of loan or deferred loan applications during such fiscal year; and (120)

(E) The total administrative expenses of such program for such fiscal year. (121)

(18) An assessment of the performance of the Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account grant program established pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive. (122)

(19) An assessment of the performance of the fuel diversification grant program established pursuant to section 32-324g. (123)

(20) A summary of the total social and economic impact of the department's efforts and activities in the areas of economic, community and housing development, and an assessment of the department's performance in terms of meeting its stated goals and objectives. (124)

(21) With regard to the Connecticut Credit Consortium established pursuant to section 32-9yy, a summary of the activity of such program, including, but not limited to, the number of loans and lines of credit applied for and approved, the size of the businesses, the amount of the loans or lines of credit, and the amount repaid to date. (125)

(22) With regard to the office of the permit ombudsman, established pursuant to section 32-726: (126)

(A) The names of applicants for expedited review; (127)

(B) The date of request for expedited review; (128)

(C) The basis upon which the applicant claimed eligibility for expedited review; (129)

(D) State agencies that participated in the permit review process; (130)

(E) The dates on which the permit was granted or denied via the expedited review process or the date the applicant was determined not to be eligible for expedited review; and (131)

(F) If applicable, the reason the applicant was determined not to be eligible for the expedited review process. (132)

(b) Any annual report that is required from the department by any provision of the general statutes shall be incorporated into the annual report provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. (133)

Sec. 32-1n. Reports re funding for economic and industry cluster initiatives. (134)(Text)

Not later than December 31, 2006, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall prepare a report (1) indicating any amount of funds allocated by the Department of Economic and Community Development during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, for economic and industry cluster initiatives, and (2) including recommendations concerning the adequacy of such funds, and shall submit such report to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, finance, revenue and bonding and appropriations, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. (135)

Sec. 32-1o. State economic strategic plan. (136)(Text)

(a) On or before July 1, 2009, and every five years thereafter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, within available appropriations, shall prepare an economic strategic plan for the state in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Environmental Protection and Transportation, the Labor Commissioner, the executive directors of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Development Authority, Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Commission on Culture and Tourism and the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, and the president of the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, or their respective designees, and any other agencies the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development deems appropriate. (137)

(b) In developing the plan, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall: (138)

(1) Ensure that the plan is consistent with (A) the text and locational guide map of the state plan of conservation and development adopted pursuant to chapter 297, (B) the long-range state housing plan adopted pursuant to section 8-37t, and (C) the transportation strategy adopted pursuant to section 13b-57g; (139)

(2) Consult regional councils of governments, regional planning organizations, regional economic development agencies, interested state and local officials, entities involved in economic and community development, stakeholders and business, economic, labor, community and housing organizations; (140)

(3) Consider (A) regional economic, community and housing development plans, and (B) applicable state and local workforce investment strategies; (141)

(4) Assess and evaluate the economic development challenges and opportunities of the state and against the economic development competitiveness of other states and regions; and (142)

(5) Host regional forums to provide for public involvement in the planning process. (143)

(c) The strategic plan required under this section shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (144)

(1) A review and evaluation of the economy of the state. Such review and evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, a sectoral analysis, housing market and housing affordability analysis, labor market and labor quality analysis, demographic analysis and historic trend analysis and projections; (145)

(2) A review and analysis of factors, issues and forces that impact or impede economic development and responsible growth in Connecticut and its constituent regions. Such factors, issues or forces shall include, but not be limited to, transportation, including, but not limited to, commuter transit, rail and barge freight, technology transfer, brownfield remediation and development, health care delivery and costs, early education, primary education, secondary and postsecondary education systems and student performance, business regulation, labor force quality and sustainability, social services costs and delivery systems, affordable and workforce housing cost and availability, land use policy, emergency preparedness, taxation, availability of capital and energy costs and supply; (146)

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