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Centerville Lumber Redevelopment Moves into a New Phase 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Things are starting to take shape on the overall redevelopment of the former Centerville Lumber site by Jordan Development . The first building will be completed in May of 2018. Amity Physical Therapy will move from the rental space across the street to owning this 32,000 S.F. new facility. APT will soon bring over 20 employees with them and create new opportunities for employment.
Jed Backus appointed Brd of Driectors for NHMR 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Jed Backus, of Hamden has been appointed to the Board of Directors for The New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS* (NHMR) for a one year term, serving as Vice President. Jed Backus is the owner of Backus Real Estate, LLC located on Whitney Avenue in Hamden. His firm specializes in Commercial & Residential sales and consulting throughout the state of Connecticut.
415-416 Mather Street Accepting Applications 
Friday, February 16, 2018
We are please to announce Brand New First Class Rental Apartments in Hamden at Rents You an Afford. Applications Accepted as of Friday February 16, 2018. Construction is nearing completion at 415-417 Mather Street in Hamden in a great quiet location, only one block from Dixwell Avenue. Occupancy is expected in early summer 2018
Update on Canal Crossing Winter of 2018 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
As we move in the second month of 2018, Canal Crossing, the 393 unit apartment development on Mather Street has progressed as planned. The third building, the last of Phase One, will be completed in the spring of 2018. The 165 unit first phase includes the clubhouse and the pool for the entire complex. The final completion date for the entire project is 2019. Of the 114 units open in the first two buildings, 88% of the market rate units are rented. Several of the units designated under the Affordable Housing Program are available in efficiencies and one or two bedrooms. Units under the Affordable Housing Program are typically around 30% less expensive than the market rate units.
Foster Engineering Opens in Hamden 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Foster Engineering, LLC is a new energy, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and reliability consulting services company for small to large commercial businesses, in addition to local and state municipalities primarily. Founded in Hamden, CT in September 2017, Foster Engineering, LLC seeks to provide needed energy engineering consulting services to new and existing facilities guiding businesses and towns to make practical steps towards energy sustainability with both renewable and non-renewable energy sources through design for energy efficiency and efficiency optimization of existing facilities.
The Changing Face of the Economy and How It Affects Hamden 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Technology has forever changed the local, state and national economy. It affects retail trade, services that we buy and products that we have come to know. The landscape of retail continues to change. The list keeps getting longer for stores that are closing in the northeast and across the country. According to MoneyMagazine.com and many other publications, it is anticipated that over 25% of all shopping malls in the United States will likely CLOSE by the year 2022. This change in the retail marketplace began slowly and then accelerated quickly with the growth of the on-line marketplace. The last few years have been dominated by Amazon, who has changed the retail marketplace because of innovations such as Amazon Prime.
Hamden Company Eyes Japanese Casino Market 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
It Was a Busy 2017 in Economic Development in Hamden! 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
It’s time to look back on what we have accomplished over the last year. We often go through the holidays thinking about what we are doing after the New Year’s celebration. So let’s look at what actually happened in 2017 and what is in the pipeline for 2018. The Hamden economy is affected by the state and national economy. Given those influences, we have been fortunate to have not lost any significant amount of businesses or jobs in 2017. I believe that this is based on the diversity of our businesses and our efforts to retain them under our Business Cluster Program. Hamden’s unemployment rate is always roughly a half percent lower than the region as a whole, but workforce development remains the most important issue for employers. The unemployment rate keeps getting lower, creating new challenges in meeting employer’s needs.
It's National Wrire a Business Plan Month 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Its National Write a Business Plan Month by the SBA. See the link below. Did you know that Hamden has a Business Assistance Center that coaches you on how to write your business plan. Go to http://hamden-ct.com/Content/Buiness_Assistance_Center.asp for more information. https://www.sba.gov/…/pl…/write-your-business-plan-template…
Hamden Economic Development Commission  
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, the Hamden Economic Development Commission will soon begin discussions on a new plan for Economic Development for when the current plan runs out on June 30th, 2018. The current plan can be found on the department’s web page at www.hamden-ct.com. Since 1998, there has continuously been a 2-3 year economic development plan offering incentives for business retention and attraction, while expanding technical assistance programs. The programs and services have assured a strong program for business attraction and business retention. The plan is amended and reapproved at each expiration date by the Economic Development Commission and the Town Legislative Council.

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