Economic Development News & Updates in
Greater New Haven
From 'The Summit' to 'Harbor Point,' here are some of the biggest projects coming in Fairfield and New Haven counties
Whether it's knowing where your tax dollars are going or how long until the project downtown is done, development in Connecticut's cities and towns affects all of us.

Some construction lasts a long time, others get delayed. With this tracker, we are going to keep you updated on some of the largest and most anticipated development projects in New Haven and Fairfield counties.

From a technology center to high-rise apartments buildings and residential development, residents want to know what is happening and when. See projects here
Convenience with controversy as proof of vaccination QR codes come to Connecticut
 Digital vaccine passports are coming to Connecticut.

Gov. Ned Lamont said they are an extra tool for restaurants and businesses to ensure the health and safety of patrons. However, Republicans are voicing privacy concerns about who gets to see this information and how it will be used.

The digital vaccine passport – or “digital health card” as the governor would prefer to call it – is a scannable QR code that gets loaded into a digital wallet on a person’s cell phone to show proof of vaccination. Read More
sample QR code
This Eco-friendly Hotel Will Make U.S. History When It Opens in 2022
Hotel Marcel, a Tapestry Hotel by Hilton, will open its doors in April 2022. And when it does, it will be making eco-friendly history.

Located in the Pirelli Building in Connecticut, Hotel Marcel is set to become the nation's first Passive-House certified and first net-zero energy hotel. The hotel, designed by New York City-based Dutch East Design and architecture firm Becker Becker, will also become one in about a dozen LEED Platinum certified hotels in the United States.

According to a statement provided by the hotel, Hotel Marcel will feature 165 guest rooms and suites, a full-service new American restaurant and bar, a lounge, and 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, along with a courtyard and galleries. And, the entire hotel will be all-electric, generating 100% of its electricity and energy for heat and hot water with a rooftop solar array and solar parking canopies. Read More
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Michael Harris, EDP Receives Entrepreneurship Development Professional Credential from the International Economic Development Council
Michael Harris, EDP, Executive Director, New Haven Innovation Collaborative, successfully achieved the Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). To achieve this rigorous designation, candidates must have had two years of full-time experience in economic development, have completed the necessary education requirements, and have passed the certification examination.

Harris was among the first cohort to complete the exam and do so in an entirely virtual environment. By achieving this credential, Harris demonstrated to their peers and community leaders that they have the skills and expertise to engage, elevate, and advance their community through entrepreneurship-led economic development.
Michael Harris EDP
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