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Program to Lower Energy Cost for CT Manufacturers 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Connecticut Green Bank have launched a new campaign that provides manufacturers with an innovative way to lower their energy costs. The "Energy on the Line" program will provide supplemental funds to manufacturers who complete a qualifying green energy project using the Green Bank's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE provides commercial property owners with 100% upfront financing for green energy projects where the energy improvements deliver immediate positive cash flow to the building owner. The supplemental funding (up to $50,000) may be used for any project-related expenses at the discretion of the recipients, thereby reducing the amount of financing required. C-PACE offers predictable, trustworthy energy savings projections. Through Energy on the Line, manufacturers will benefit from support from the Green Bank and its program partners in developing C-PACE projects that are custom tailored to their business's needs
Construction Begins on Dr. Robert Henry's Medical Practice 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hamden Economic & Community Development is proud to announce the start of construction of Dr. Robert Henry's Medical Practice at 3594 Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Dr. Henry will be moving from his current location at 3588 Whitney Avenue to 3594 Whitney Avenue, which is right across the street.
Groundbreaking For Zero Energy House 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
On Friday April 29th the Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Zero Energy House at 499 Newhall Street, across the street from the Hamden Business Incubator. HEDC is a 501C4, tax-exempt corporation, which has completed extensive work in the Newhall area of Hamden.
Property Revitalized into Apartments 
Monday, April 25, 2016
The 15 year long remediation and construction of the former Spectra-Strip manufacturing facility has been completed and turned into 41 affordable housing apartments, which include 38 one-bedroom apartments and 3 two-bedroom apartments. The vacant property covering 1.5 acres of land was abandoned and polluted for many years. The previous owners owed nearly $600,000 in back taxes before eventually given new owner ship and transformed into the apartments.
Contractors Direct Moves To Hamden At 13 Hamden Park Drive! 
Friday, April 1, 2016
Hamden is proud to announce that Contractors Direct is moving their business from Milford to Hamden and will located at 13 Hamden Park Drive. The relocation will happen over the next few months. “We are very pleased to see good companies such as Contractors Direct stay in the region and move to Hamden. Contractors Direct will also provide decent jobs in a close proximity to public transportation and retail stores,” stated Dale Kroop, Direct of Economic & Community Development.
One Stop Shop for Photos and Framing 
Monday, February 29, 2016
Framed Affordable Custom Framing and Motophoto Imaging & Photography have joined forces! These two longtime Hamden businesses are now sharing space at 1224 Whitney Avenue, in the Whitneyville neighborhood.
SCSU Business Development Center  
Monday, February 29, 2016
Southern Connecticut State University Business Development Center, located in the School of Business, is dedicated to strategically matching Southern's resources with the needs of the local business community. By working together with the numerous resources available on campus, the office serves as a "one-stop shop" for companies that want to engage with the university.
New Business Construction Continues in Hamden 
Monday, February 22, 2016
-- Over the past few years, Hamden has continued to experience significant commercial growth. Hamden’s Economic and Community Development Department is proud to report that three new construction projects; Casey Storage Solutions at 450 Putnam Ave, AutoZone (next to Bed, Bath and Beyond), and Advanced Auto Parts on the corner of Dixwell Ave and Mather Street are nearing completion. The total investment of the three projects is $7,000,000. The opening of these three businesses will also create job opportunities within Hamden. The construction of all these businesses has also filled up vacant land that had environmental challenges.
Carlton Industries Expands in Hamden  
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Hamden Legislative Council has approved business incentives for Carlton Industries to move and expand its manufacturing business. Carlton Industries will relocate from Marne Street to 33 Rossotto Drive increasing their business and production area from 18,000 to 26,000 square feet. Renovations are expected to take several months and will be completed as early as Spring 2016
A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF SOLOPRENEURS AND HOME BASED BUSINESES 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Town of Hamden and Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce Create New Initiative: First Meeting To Be Held Tuesday January 19th

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