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2019-2021 Three-Year Economic Development Plan Summary

In January 2019 the Legislative Council approved a new Three-Year economic development plan for the Town. Prepared by the Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development and approved by the Economic Development Commission, the plan includes strategies intended to foster business expansion and retention and to reduce taxes by increasing the commercial grand list.

The primary goals outlined in the plan are as follows:

  • Tax abatements, grants and building permit waivers for small businesses
  • Access to small business loan programs
  • Infrastructure and redevelopment
  • High-speed broadband focus
  • Workforce development strategies
  • Energy plan development
  • Strategies for addressing brownfield properties
  • Sewer expansion
  • Working with several industry clusters
  • Hamden Economic Development Corporation support
  • Predevelopment cost fund
  • Marketing strategies
  • Business Assistance Center for small and start-up businesses
  • Website updates

The entire 2019 Three-Year Plan and 2018's Progress Report on the Town’s progress in economic development are available for download.