Newtown Economic Development Commission

Newtown's Economic Development Team

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Together, Newtown's First Selectman, Pat Llodra, Director of Planning, George Benson, Christal Preszler, Grant Coordinator and myself, Betsy Paynter, Economic Development Coordinator announce that "Newtown is Open for Business".


Our new "super team" of economic development is dedicated to supporting responsible, environmentally sound development in Newtown, creating a strong economy and increasing the tax base for its residents.


Newtown offers a  prime location. We are conveniently located minutes from the New York border, centrally located between New York City and Boston, along 3 exits on Interstate 84 (exit 9, 10 & 11) and intersected by Rt. 34 and Rt. 25.

The Town of Newtown is committed to providing a reliable and friendly development process, including a Fast Track Permitting, for appropriate large scale commercial and industrial developments. The town will have a project team -- led by senior elected, appointed and staff officials -- dedicated to reviewing a developer's formal proposal with the objective of reaching tentative approval of the project within 45 working days.

Newtown offers attractive Business Tax Incentives and competitive cost of doing business to help encourage development.


We invite you to Discover Newtown, CT and all that we have to offer. Contact us today to learn more about Newtown development opportunities. Newtown is a great place to Live. Work. Grow.


George Benson, Director of Planning

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Betsy Paynter, Economic Development Coordinator

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Christal Preszler, Grant Coordinator

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Thank you,

Betsy Paynter, Economic Development Coordinator
Economic Development Commission
Newtown Municipal Center
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470