Economic Development in Southeastern CT

seCTer’s Executive Director, Paul Whitescarver, chats with Lee Elci about the region’s CEDS, seCTer’s business development programs, workforce, housing, and more.

2023 CEDS Available for Public Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please email: Please use “2023 CEDS Comments” as the subject line.

The Public Comment Period will be for 30 days, ending on: 5/17/2023.

SeCTer is seeking marketing proposals which will focus on resiliency and competitiveness.

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer) is seeking proposals from qualified agencies and individuals for a Marketing and Communications Consultant to develop and implement multiple strategies, tactics, and deliverables to promote and achieve greater regional competitiveness and economic resilience.

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Revolution Wind, Connecticut DECD partner to bring 3-day offshore wind energy supply chain training to businesses.

The Business Network for Offshore Wind provides industry-leading offshore wind training. seCTer has been working to bring this workshop to the region and December, 13-15 at the Mystic Hilton, businesses and stakeholders can learn more about this oncoming industry.

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seCTer’s Offshore Wind Cluster Development:

Economic Development in Southeastern CT & Offshore Wind

seCTer’s Executive Director, Paul Whitescarver, chats with Lee Elci about seCTer’s role in the region and the significance of the oncoming offshore wind industry. Download the interview here.

seCTer is seeking solicitations.

More details are here: RFP – Resilience Study, CEDS Online, and Regional Prospectus – seCTer

seCTer is seeking solicitations.

Please use the simplified RFP form to submit your proposal. Questions can be sent to: R.T. Hamilton Brown, Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer,

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This was a fascinating panel discussion which was part of Economic Development Week. Paul Whitescarver, seCTer’s Executive Director participated to discuss the role of offshore wind in CT’s energy future.


A practical talk about renewable energy technologies, with real world examples. Our panel will discuss their projects, and examine the economic benefits and challenges to developing renewable energy projects for a town or region.                                   


●       Paul Whitescarver, Executive Director, SeCTer

●       Paul Corey, BNE Energy

●       Rick Mullins, Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen, Inc.


Joel Rinebold, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Download or View the Narrative Document Below.

seCTer is actively developing an offshore wind industry cluster (OWIC). In December, seCTer was awarded Phase I funding to develop an application for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) Phase II award which is due on March 15th. For the past two months seCTer and six regional coalitions have been developing their projects. Regardless of a Phase II award, which won’t be announced until September, 2022, seCTer is committed to bringing the OWIC to fruition.

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