Economic Development Coordinator
Peter S. Simmons
P.O. Box K
7 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Site Visits and Town Office Meetings Available by Appointment
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. The Coordinator was a new position originally included in the 2007 town budget and is currently funded as a part-time only position.
The Economic Coordinator has assisted 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 Coordinator 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.
Please check the Business Information Links to find other state and regional resources available to East Haddam Businesses.