Gov. Lamont Announces New Construct for State’s Aggressive Economic Development Strategy

18 Mar 2019

New Public-Private Partnership will Recruit and Retain Businesses; Names New Commissioner of DECD and Senior Economic Advisor

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont unveiled key components of his vision to transform the state’s economic development strategy: aggressive business recruitment; collaborative work across agencies to better support existing businesses and onboard new ones; as well as a strategic and long-term economic policy focus, including in the important area of opportunity zones. To execute on this vision, Governor Lamont is nominating David Lehman, a partner with Goldman Sachs, to serve in dual roles as the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and as the Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor.

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