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Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies Opens  

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Cookies From Out of This World; Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies Opens at 1830 Dixwell Ave in Hamden Across from Home Depot!

Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies is a new family run gourmet cookie store in Hamden. We were born out of a lifelong dream, a single mom who worked 3 jobs, graduated from culinary school and no one would give her a chance. However, while in school she created the "secret recipe" and dreamed of sharing it with the world. We are so excited to announce the opening of our first store.

Fallas Paredes Opens New Department Store at 1245 Dixwell Ave in the Putnam Plaza! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The 18,000 square foot department store will offer everything from home products, clothes, toys and even those hard to find school uniforms. Fallas Paredes has everything that you’re looking for at 40% to 60% off compared to other stores

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

Farmers Insurance Opens a New Office in Hamden, one of the first in the New Haven Metro Area 

Monday, January 11, 2016
Local Hamden native partners with Farmers Insurance to open one of the first Farmers Insurance offices in the New Haven area. California-based company, Farmers Insurance, started its eastern expansion into Connecticut at the start of 2015 and Cofrancesco Agency officially opened on September 1st, 2015.


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

Newhall Neighborhood Remediation Newsletter-2016 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2015 Annual Newsletter on Our Accomplishments and Progress 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In 2015, we have successfully completed and have progressed on a number of new projects and initiatives as well as renewing our successful Business Incentive Program.

CERC to Honor the Hamden Economic Development Corporation as the Top Economic Development Organization in the Region 

Monday, November 2, 2015
CERC to Honor the Hamden Economic Development Corporation as the Top Economic Development Organization in the Region
On December 2nd at the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, the Hamden Economic Development Corporation will be honored as the best economic development organization in the South Central CT. Region. The honor will be recognized at the annual Celebrate CT! Annual Year-End Event sponsored by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC). CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development research and marketing services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.
Recently the Hamden Economic Development Corporation, a 501C4 Corporation, has achieved a great success in economic and community development as a production and redevelopment organization. Its’ accomplishments include over $30 million dollars in projects including;
• Brownfield Redevelopment of 400 Goodrich Street
• Over 100 home structural repairs in the Newhall Consent Area
• Deconstruction and Job Training Program
• Business Incubator
• Zero Energy House
• Remediation and Redevelopment of Rochford Field and Villano Park

“We are very proud of our accomplishments in Hamden and in the region. Our team has shown that you can do a lot with available grant resources and that we have been able to address challenging community problems in an effective and efficient way”, stated Dale Kroop, the Executive Director for the Hamden Economic Development Corporation.

The December 2nd event honors economic development organizations and projects that have made a significant impact in the regions throughout Connecticut. The Project of the Year in the South Central Region is The Guilford Commons, a large retail development in Guilford CT. The program will begin at 430 and will include a dinner and an awards ceremony. For more information on CERC or for attending the event, contact Kristi Sullivan at CERC at 860-571-7136. For more information on other award winners or CERC, please follow the links above.
For more information on the Hamden Economic Development Corporation, please contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or dkroop@hamden.com or visit the web pages at
http://www.hamdeneconomicdevelopment.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/HEDC2012


Grand Opening of NEW Medical Practices 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Town of Hamden helped to celebrate the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new 8,000 SF. medical office building that includes two new medical practices, Generations Ob-Gyn, PC and Connecticut Psychiatric and Wellness Center . The new building located at 2446 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Colonial Drive.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Two long anticipated automotive retail projects are moving forward on Dixwell Avenue, filling in the few remaining vacant sites that have been available.
Advanced Auto Parts at 1717 Dixwell Avenue, (Corner of Mather Street) and Auto Zone: 2101 Dixwell Avenue, Next to Bed Bath and Beyond

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