August 2012  |  Issue 5 
Newtown News


Liz Stocker


The Commission and I would like to introduce and welcome Betsy Paynter, as Newtown's new part time Economic Development Coordinator. Betsy and her family have been residents of Newtown for 14 years and she brings 15+ years of marketing experience to our team. Betsy's experience with consumer and promotional marketing agencies helped to build national brands such as Duncan Hines, Miller Beer and M&M/Mars and we are excited that she will be working with us to help build a brand that is dear to her heart - Newtown, CT.

Betsy has already started to establish and promote our business growth and retention program. She is reaching out to Newtown's existing businesses, will get to know you and will help keep you informed via this newsletter of helpful information such as business grants, tax benefits for small businesses and business happenings in Newtown - all meant to help your Newtown business grow.

Contact us today and let us help you prosper at or 203-270-4281.

Elizabeth Stocker, AICP
Director of Economic and Community Development
EDCNewsNewtown Economic Development Commission in the News 

Newtown EDC implements orderly and planned economic development for the town

Margaret Oliger

"Winning at Economic Development in any economy requires a partnership and dedication from talented and creative individuals, businesses and the community. The "partnership" works best when all three groups share a common vision that will help existing businesses grow and new business startups flourish. But a vision is not enough; you need a workable plan that sets forth a road map for growth and expansion in the community that utilizes the S.M.A.R.T. process by defining objectives that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bounded."


Read the full article.

Newtown Business Support 
SCORESCORE is a great business resource - FREE - right here in Newtown! 
Do you have that "Big Idea", but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Do you need help in starting a new company, developing your financial or business plan or expanding?

SCORE, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1964, has opened a satellite office in the Municipal Center in Newtown First selectman Pat Llodra has been working with the Economic Development Commission and Wes Thompson, a former EDC chairman, to finalize the arrangements and set up the office itself. Mrs. Llodra said these tough economic times require creative and cost-effective ways to improve or help local businesses and attract new ones she is thrilled to welcome SCORE to our community.

Read the full article

To make an appointment with SCORE in Newtown, call 203-794-1404.
GrantGrant Opportunity

Do you own a science-based research and or development firm? The following grant opportunity is available from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICTULTURE (USDA). Timing is tight for the application - Act now!
The USDA is looking for submissions for high-quality research and/or development projects with topics including a broad spectrum of interests typically managed by the USDA, including forestry, plant production, animal production, soils, nutrition, rural development, aquaculture, biofuels, and farming.
  • USDA Grant Name: USDA Small Business Innovation Research
  • Submission Deadline: Sept. 6, 2012
  • Grant Available: Up to $100,000
  • General Eligibility Requirements: Small businesses
Find out more about this grant and next steps.
ExpressConnecticut is Still Revolutionary - and so is Newtown!

Newtown Restaurant and Shop owners: Do you have your websites and Connecticut Still Revolutionary menus advertised? Make sure your storefronts are ready to welcome visitors!  

Did you know that Connecticut's hospitality & tourism industry employs more than 110,000 people, generates $1.15 billion in state and local tax revenue and is responsible for $11.5 billion in spending, according to 2011 statistics?


Visit "Still Revolutionary" for more details.
ExpressSmall Business Express Program (EXP):

This is a broad-based program, providing loans and grants to Connecticut's small businesses to spur job creation and growth. It's a stimulus package for Connecticut's small business community.

DECD EXP is one of the most in-demand economic development programs ever created. To date, Connecticut has disbursed more than $24 million in assistance to approximately 180 companies. These companies are expected to retain more than 1,400 positions and create another 690.

Learn more about Connecticut's Small Business Express Program (EXP) and how it can help grow your business!

For additional information or questions, contact Michelle Lugo, Dept of Economic and Community Dev, 505 Hudson St, Hartford, CT 06106,
RealEstateNewtown Real Estate Happenings
Cushman & Wakefield has announced the recent sale of 7 Edmond Road, a 155,000-square-foot manufacturing facility situated on 17.74 acres in Newtown. Owned by Pateley Associates, the property sold for $4.8 million or $31 per square foot. It will house facilities for Clancy Moving Systems Inc., a 90-year-old moving and storage company with locations in Patterson and Pawling, N.Y., as well as in Stamford, Conn. 
7 Edmond Road is located at exit 10 off Interstate 84. It features an 18-foot ceilings, 14 loading docks with one drive-in door, air conditioning throughout the office area and in some of the storage areas, ample power and parking, and has an on-site, full-service cafeteria.  
"The property was well received by the market, with interest from several different buyers," said Frank Brown. "We priced 7 Edmond Road to be an excellent value for a potential buyer and, indeed, it was sold within six months."
Highlighted Property
121 Mount Pleasant Road
121 Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown, CT


Investment, Office, Industrial, Retail
Min SubDivide - 1,320 sq. ft.
Available - 3,820 sq. ft.


For more information on this property and others in Newtown & Sandy Hook, be sure to view the Property Search link 
Newtown EDC



Economic Development Commission in the News


 Welcome SCORE to Newtown


USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grant


Connecticut is a Key Destination for Tourists 


 Connecticut's Small Business Express Program (EXP) 


Newtown's Real Estate Happenings 


Upcoming Events 


Featured Property 


Property Search   


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