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SC2 Hartford Phase II in Full Swing!

Ten teams are hard at work creating detailed, actionable economic plans for the City of Hartford. Their goal is to be among the six winning teams to share $800,000 in prize money. These teams include three phase I winners who took home $100,000 in prize money and seven runners up. Plan submissions are due April 20 and winners will be announced in May! Get more information about the Challenge here.

Message From Mayor Segarra

It’s a privilege to join Las Vegas, Nevada, and Greensboro, North Carolina, as a premiere SC2 City. This initiative, the SC2 Hartford Challenge, will advance my administration’s goal to serve as a national model for urban revitalization. Hartford’s winning SC2 plans will be detailed and actionable, and will make Hartford the place where entrepreneurs start their businesses and then stay to grow. Hartford has a long and proud history of industry and innovation. The SC2 Hartford Challenge will prove instrumental in shaping our future.

I strongly encourage you to be part of it.

Mayor Pedro E. Segarra


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Your first step is to register. You will find tools and instructions to guide you throughout the entire SC2 Hartford Challenge. The proposal process is divided into three stages:


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