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Economic Development

The Commission is currently reviewing and discussing the Town Center Plan. To view the draft plan click here

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) was re-established in 2006. The EDC's mission is to organize and promote sound economic growth to Thomaston by stimulating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new enterprises, and assuring a favorable community climate for new ideas and economic growth while respecting the character and history of the community.

The all volunteer Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Selectman's Conference Room of the Town Hall. Members of the Public, especially business owners and commercial property owners, are encouraged to attend. 

To contact the Commission call Jeremy Leifert at (860) 283-8411

To view the 2018 meeting schedule click here.

Members

Current Members Term
VACANCY
OCTOBER 28, 2014 – OCTOBER 27, 2018
JEFFREY DUNN (D) Chairman OCTOBER 28, 2015 – OCTOBER 27, 2019
MATTHEW STANCAVAGE (D) Vice-Chairman OCTOBER 28, 2016 – OCTOBER 27, 2020
VACANCY
OCTOBER 28, 2017 – OCTOBER 27, 2021
SUE HOLWAY (R) Secretary
OCTOBER 28, 2014 – OCTOBER 27, 2018
AMANDA LEMAIRE (D) OCTOBER 28, 2017 – OCTOBER 27, 2021
LISSA JENNINGS (U) OCTOBER 28, 2015 – OCTOBER 27, 2019
MICHAEL MADOW (D)
OCTOBER 28, 2016 – OCTOBER 27, 2020

SUB-COMMITTEES

Video & Website: Jeff Dunn, Lissa Jennings, Amanda LeMaire

Downtown Development: Jeff Dunn, Matt Stancavage, Sue Holway

Business Relations: Mike Madow, Sue Holway, Matt Stancavage

Tax Incentives: Mike Madow, Matt Stancavage, Amanda LeMaire

EDC STAFF

Jeremy Leifert, Land Use Adminstrator
(860) 283-8411(jleifert@thomastonct.org)

Pat Santa Maria, Building and Land Use
(860) 283-8411 (psantamaria@thomastonct.org)

Carol Hoebel, Recording Secretary


Economic Grants and Incentives

Town of Thomaston Tax Incentive Program

This program was developed in 2007 and underwent a major update in 2017. The purpose of the Thomaston Tax Incentive Program is to attract, retain and expand qualified businesses, to create employment opportunities, and to promote responsible economic growth to ensure Thomaston's future as a desirable community in which to live and work. Any business or property owner that invests at least $25,000 in real property improvements may qualify.

Click here to review the most recent tax incentive ordinance

State of Connecticut Enterprise Zone Program

Thomaston was approved by the state legislature as an enterprise zone town and adopted the boundaries of its enterprise zone in 2015 to include all commercial and industrial zones in Thomaston. Any qualifying real or personal property new to the Grand List may be eligible for a 5 year, 80% exemption of local property taxes, as well as state credits toward portions of the Connecticut Corporate Business Tax.

Additional information is available through the Town informational pamphlet and the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)

Provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers to help them undertake innovative projects that will significantly improve productivity efficiency and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

More information can be found here.

State Trade Expansion Program

Provides funding through State reimbursements to companies involves in exports. The primary objective is to aid companies in expanding their export initiatives and to increase eligible companies’ export sales by spurring participation in export activities.

More information can be found here.

 

Please visit the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development website for additional state programs.


Available Properties

To view available commercial and industrial properties in Thomaston click here

(last updated December 28, 2017)     

 * This list was created by Pat Santa Maria based on her independent research of available properties in Thomaston.  If you would like to add, delete, correct or change a listing, please contact her at (860) 283-8411.

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