A Better Deal

The CT Mirror examines the need for an economic recovery that reaches beyond refurbished city centers to include all neighborhoods and communities.

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Before the pandemic, city centers were experiencing an economic revival. But it did not reach surrounding neighborhoods that have suffered from decades of disinvestment. As Connecticut rebuilds its economy after COVID-19, what does an inclusive economic recovery look like?

This fall, The CT Mirror presents a series of stories on various aspects of inclusive recovery, from jobs and education to housing, transportation and minority enterprise. The 12-part series, titled “A Better Deal,” will search for bold steps and different approaches Connecticut can take to diminish the state’s de facto caste system.


The Community Foundation is sponsoring this series in collaboration with other local community foundations around Connecticut including: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.