Best Practices Award

Ellington Certified by the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) for Best Practices

Ellington was one of twenty-four Connecticut cities and towns that were certified as exemplifying best practices in land use and economic development. This certification involved a rigorous application review process that required documentation of their procedures for development projects and consideration of their economic development strategy. Awards were presented at the CEDAS Annual Meeting on October 23 in Bridgeport, CT. 

“In order for our state to be successful at economic development, we need all levels working together and at the top of their game – local, regional, and state.  The communities we are recognizing have shown a commitment to economic development and exemplify that Connecticut is open for business,” said Garrett Sheehan, this year’s President of CEDAS and CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

We are very proud of this recognition, as this took a tremendous amount of work, support and coordination between the First Selectman's Office, Board of Selectmen, and the Planning Department in conjunction with the various land-use boards and commissions in Ellington.

The Connecticut Economic Development Association congratulates those communities receiving the 2019 ‘Best Practices in Economic Development and Land Use’ accreditation and aims to highlight their success and contributions to promoting Connecticut as a home for future business and community growth. 

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