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Connecticut Laws | Title 32 Commerce And Economic And Community Development
CHAPTER 585 ENTERPRISE ZONES, ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS, ENTERPRISE CORRIDOR ZONES AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT ZONES
Sec. 32-70a. Goals and performance standards for enterprise zones. Municipal reports to commissioner. Assessment of each enterprise zone.

(e) On or before February 1, 2012, the commissioner shall assess the performance of each enterprise zone. In making such assessment the commissioner shall consider the report submitted under subsection (f) of this section by the municipality in which the enterprise zone is located and any other information the commissioner deems relevant. The commissioner shall report the findings of said assessment and any recommendations for improvement in the performance of the enterprise zone in the Department of Economic and Community Development's annual report. (1184)

(f) On or before January 1, 2013, the commissioner shall assess the performance of each enterprise zone and may recommend to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Economic and Community Development, that the designation be removed if the commissioner determines that the enterprise zone has not met performance standards established under subsection (b) of this section. Upon such recommendation, the General Assembly may remove the designation. (1185)

Sec. 32-70b. Municipal enterprise zone revitalization plan. (1186)(Text)

On or before January 1, 1994, the legislative body of each municipality with an enterprise zone designated under section 32-70 shall authorize an existing board, commission or officer or may create a new board, commission or officer to adopt an enterprise zone revitalization plan. The plan shall specify goals and objectives for the enterprise zone, describe strategies to attain such goals and establish an implementation schedule. The municipality shall submit its plan to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development for his review and comment. (1187)

Sec. 32-70c. Municipal enterprise zone advisory committees. (1188)(Text)

The legislative body of each municipality with an enterprise zone designated under section 32-70 shall establish an enterprise zone advisory committee to assist in the planning and implementation of enterprise zone activities. Any such committee may consist of elected officials, representatives of municipal agencies performing functions such as public safety, planning housing, job training and economic development, school officials, representatives of community-based organizations and residents of and representatives of businesses located in the enterprise zone. (1189)

Sec. 32-70d. Community enterprise zone boards. (1190)(Text)

Within thirty days after the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development approves the designation of an area as an enterprise zone in a municipality under subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of section 32-70, the municipality shall establish a community enterprise zone board. The board shall establish policy for the promotion and development of the zone, coordinate economic development programs in the zone with related job training and social services programs and adopt an enterprise zone revitalization plan. The plan shall specify goals and objectives for the enterprise zone, describe strategies to attain such goals and establish an implementation schedule. The municipality shall submit its plan to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development for review and comment. The board shall consist of (1) the following officials of such municipality, or designees of such officials: The official responsible for economic development programs; the chief executive official, or his designee; a representative of the legislative body, who shall be appointed by such body; the chief of police, or his designee; the housing administrator, or his designee; and a representative of the school board, who shall be appointed by such board; (2) a representative of the regional community-technical college serving the region in which the municipality is located, if applicable, who shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of such college; (3) two representatives of the business community of the municipality, one of whom shall be a member of the chamber of commerce from the municipality; (4) two persons who own businesses located in the enterprise zone; and (5) two representatives of neighborhood community organizations serving the area in which the zone is located or, if no such organization exists, two residents of said area. The board members described in subdivisions (3), (4) and (5) of this section shall be appointed by the chief executive official of the municipality. (1191)

Sec. 32-70e. Financial assistance for neighborhood development in enterprise zones. (1192)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall establish a program of financial assistance for job development and creation, neighborhood revitalization and the promotion of business stability and development within enterprise zones designated under section 32-70. (1193)

(b) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall solicit applications from community development organizations located within an enterprise zone for the operation of such program. Applicants shall indicate a strategy to achieve neighborhood economic development in the enterprise zone. (1194)

(c) The commissioner shall enter into a contract with and provide grants, within available funds, to qualified community development organizations to implement the program established under this section and section 32-70f. The grant may be used to pay the cost of activities that (1) assist in the expansion, retention and development of small businesses located within enterprise zones that have trained and employed or will train and employ, as part of their workforce, residents of an enterprise zone, (2) build or rehabilitate decent rental or owner-occupied housing located in an enterprise zone for persons of low and moderate income, or (3) assist organizations in job-training and career development training for existing or projected job opportunities. The community development organization may use such grant to provide grants, loans or deferred loans to eligible applicants. (1195)

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