About The Connecticut Partnership for Balanced Growth
Connecticut can strike a balance between
development and conservation.
Community leaders, developers,
government officials and concerned citizens are making it happen.
We've come together with a shared belief that growth and
development are essential to economic prosperity. We also know
that some places need to be preserved. We can and must do both.
View "Because the Future of Connecticut Lies in the Balance"
We invite you to join The Connecticut
Partnership for Balanced Growth.
We develop strategies and
advocate for policies that balance the need for growth with
responsible stewardship of the environment.
Undeveloped land, unsurpassed quality of
Some 380 years after the Dutch first sailed up the
Connecticut River, 81% of our state remains undeveloped, according
to the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Connecticut today offers
one of the world's highest qualities of life. Thoughtful, balanced
development has made it possible.
There's more than one strategy for
We believe that in conservation and development,
all types of land-use planning tools should be considered,
including "smart growth" principles. At the same time, we want to
make certain that evolving "smart growth" principles don't come to
mean "no growth" for Connecticut, but instead provide citizens
with reasonable choices for where they want to live, work, play
We're a 501C-4 nonprofit.
Our job is to
advise the people of Connecticut on sound land-use policy, while
considering the property rights essential to free enterprise.
We focus on the issues:
Collaborative land-use planning that
balances major stakeholder interests.
Land-use planning that considers all
community needs, from open space to housing to economic
development in urban, suburban and rural areas.
Market-driven land-use policies that are
both economically viable and practical.
Encouraging development in areas served
by adequate infrastructure, without denying consumers reasonable
choices for where they want to live, work, shop and play.
Timely, cost-effective, predictable development decisions that
free up resources to meet broader community needs.