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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.


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.

Two New Businesses Open In Hamden 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hamden continues to experience significant economic growth. Hamden’s Mayor and Economic and Community DevelopmentDepartment are proud to report the openings of two new businesses Freskos at 2323 Whitney Avenue and Admire Dental at 2300 Dixwell Avenue! “We welcome these two new small businesses into our community and will do everything we can to help them succeed and grow“, stated Mayor Curt Leng.

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.

Home Based Businesses Get Recognition 

Friday, April 22, 2016
Hamden held its first meeting of over 25 solopreneurs which included a turn out of all different business types such as law, lawn care, financial, college counseling and investment groups. During this meeting, the topics discussed included any other required permits, client advertising, marketing and financing and the valuation of personal property for tax purposes.

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.

Wood n Tap Makes Its Way To Hamden!  

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wood n Tap has moved into the former home of Chili’s next to Hamden High School at 2100 Dixwell Ave! This will be Wood n Tap’s 8th location in Connecticut!

Wood n Tap is the place to bring all your dining needs, whether it is a business lunch, happy hour, romantic dinner, for the big game or for no reason at all! Wood n Tap offers everything from wings, pizza, pasta, steak and burgers! Wood n Tap also offers Gluten Free friendly food!

The 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.

Erland Construction Relocates Connecticut Office to Hamden 

Monday, February 29, 2016
Erland Construction has announced that the company’s Connecticut office has moved to Hamden. The new 4,000-square-foot space will accommodate the 20-person staff who are currently based in the state. It is located at Hamden Center II, 2321 Whitney Avenue, Suite 101.

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.

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