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Kristen Gorski



Economic Development Specialist



Town of West Hartford



West Hartford


Organization/institution description (<500 characters)

I work for the Town of West Hartford in the Economic Development Division. This is a municipal position.


How are you engaged/involved in supporting/advocating for the CT entrepreneur ecosystem? (<500 characters)

I am a local economic developer. I provide extensive outreach to enhance the relationship between the Town of West Hartford and local businesses. I am responsible for business retention and expansion, new business attraction, and small business and entrepreneurial support. I work with our business community to provide ongoing support, assistance and resources necessary for each entrepreneur to be as successful as possible, including liaising between businesses and DECD, CTSBDC, and more.


What improved in the CT entrepreneur ecosystem due to your involvement/advocacy in 2019? (<500 characters)

I work to make opening a business easier by helping find available space, helping get access to capital, shepherding businesses through the approval process and being a constant point of contact for assistance. During 2019, more than 100 businesses opened or expanded in West Hartford. I also serve on the BOD for the CT Economic Development Association (CEDAS), this organization advocates for business support and development, and advancing the practice of economic development in CT.


What people are saying about Kristen Gorski ...

 She goes above and beyond to support the economic development community of West Hartford and even outside the town. She is always looking for ways to advance the community and people in it.  

Matt Connolly





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