Eonomic - East Haddam

  • Town Office Building
    P.O. Box 385
    1 Plains Road
    Moodus, CT 06469
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  • Economic Development Administrator

    Suzan Smith, Economic Development Administrator

    edcadmin@easthaddam.org 

    1 Plains Road
    P.O. Box 385
    Moodus, CT  06469
    860-891-8503 office

    Office Hours:
    Tuesday 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Additional hours by appointment

    Our Services:

    The overall objective of this position is to serve as a liaison between existing and new business interests and the various East Haddam Commissions to encourage and facilitate a positive business environment, increased economic vitality and a positive impact to the Grand List.  Responsibilities include strategizing, planning and managing special economic development projects consistent with the vision outlined in East Haddam’s Plan of Conservation and Development.  This position was originally included in the 2007 town budget and is currently funded as a part-time only position.

    The Economic Development Administrator assists local businesses with a variety of issues.  Some of those include:  permitting, expansion, business development, inter-agency conflict, state agency assistance, conduit to regional resources and marketing.  It would be fitting to further describe this position as a business ombudsman, as the job changes daily…based on the needs of each local business.  The Administrator also works with other town agencies to identify future project development, attends many public hearings as an advocate for local businesses, and reports directly to the First Selectman and to the Chairman of the Economic Development Commission.

    Download the New Business Guide to East Haddam - October 2017

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