STIMULATING LOCAL ECONOMY

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITY

CREATING JOBS IN CONNECTICUT

             THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACT PA 05-228 PA 09-3


Agricultural Viability & Dairy Farming- Historic Preservation- Open Space- Affordable Housing- Local Capital Improvement Projects- Town Clerk Records Management

The Community Investment Act implements the goals of the State of Connecticut to protect and preserve the beauty and unique character of the state for future generations through a designated funding stream. Funds from the Community Investment Act are used to save farms, preserve historic places and open space, and create affordable housing. The Community Investment Act has funded 894 projects in 157 towns for a total of $122.5 million given back to Connecticut.



The Community Investment Act has helped to sustain the character and strengthen the economy of nearly every town in Connecticut. Since 2006, some 3,000 jobs have been created in the affordable housing and historic preservation sectors due to CIA projects, including jobs for construction workers, architects, engineers, historic consultants, plumbers, electricians, mason, and jobs in the tourism industry. The $873 million outdoor recreation industry and the $3.5 billion dollar agricultural industry, which together generate 28,000 jobs, is strengthened  by CIA investments in local farm businesses and land protection.