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


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

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