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About ACE

Alliance for Cannabis Equity in Connecticut

The Alliance for Cannabis Equity is a collaborative effort between two organizations, The WorkPlace and ConnCORP, designed to support underserved communities in Connecticut with resources to develop enterprises and provide workers with training to access careers with good paying, quality employment in the cannabis industry.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alliance for Cannabis Equity is to ensure that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) entrepreneurs and workers have the opportunity and support to become successful and responsible business owners and workers in the new legal recreational cannabis industry.


The Organizations Behind ACE



Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program

Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP) is focused on economic development in New Haven. ConnCorp was designed to advance ConnCAT’s mission to provide opportunities to New Haven’s underserved residents. 


Our key activities include the acquisition and revitalization of commercial properties as well as investment in new and existing local community-based businesses. ConnCORP also seeks to attract businesses to New Haven and, ultimately, to catalyze and support a place-based impact investing ecosystem in the city.

ConnCORP's mission is to drive economic development and economic justice in impoverished communities by investing in local commercial and residential real estate, and minority-owned businesses. Their vision is to create a community where ALL citizens are thriving economically, and socially.


Think it Forward

The mission of The WorkPlace is to develop a well-educated, well-trained, and self-sufficient workforce that can confidently compete in today’s changing global marketplace.Essential to our mission is the creation of a seamless, coordinated system of education, training and employment.


Regionally, we work with a wide scope of business leaders, local officials and other stakeholders to develop innovative workforce development plans that identify and address the area’s employment needs and interests. On a state level, we collaborate with state and local agencies to ensure that we deliver services that are consistent with comprehensive workforce development planning.

As a national leader in this field, we regularly share ideas, best practices and lessons learned with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country. We pride ourselves on bringing new thinking to the workforce table.


Meet The Team

Meet the Team
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