February  2016  |  Issue 23

    33 Main Street, Newtown. Photo ©Mike Salaris
Happy Winter!
Betsy Paynter, Newtown Economic Development
The snow has finally arrived. During the winter months is a good time to step back and take a look at your business and marketing plans for the New Year. Like any business or organization, the EDC is in the process of looking forward as well. An updated, five year strategic plan for Economic Development for the Town of Newtown is in the early stages of development. This new plan will address enhancements to the current plan and goals to move Newtown forward regarding economic development over the next five years. 
Providing business resources to local businesses and entrepreneurs is one of the EDC's many objectives. We are happy to announce the EDC and CH Booth Library's enhanced relationship with CT's Small Business Development Center later in the newsletter. Education pertaining to community development with our boards and commissions is another EDC objective. Last month, the EDC hosted a workshop with Partnership for Strong Communities and CERC on housing trends in CT and how they reflect on Newtown. 

Newtown and the Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) announced the launch of a new website, www.AccessWesternCT.com. Learn more about this exciting informational tool later in the newsletter. 

Newtown continues to grow. The Hawleyville Business District sewer line extension is scheduled to break ground this spring. This new infrastructure will enhance Newtown's "Medical Mile" off exit 9 of I-84. Learn more about property opportunities in this area later in the newsletter as well. Newtown is on the move!

Stay up to date with business news from the Newtown EDC, by "liking" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @NewtownCTEDC or join our LinkedIn group. Please contact me if you have any questions or business needs in Newtown or Sandy Hook at betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov or 203-270-4281.

Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.

Betsy Paynter
Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
CT SBDC Provides Weekly Business
Assistance at the CH Booth Library
The CH Booth Library and the Economic Development Commission are happy to announce Nelson Merchan, Business Advisor with Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) will provide small business support hours every Thursday at Newtown's  CH Booth Library. Learn more >   

Introducing AccessWesternCT.com
The Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) announces the launch of a new website, www.AccessWesternCT.com, that promotes the Western Connecticut region's attributes, resources and advantages for businesses looking to expand in or relocate to the region. Learn more >

Newtown Business & Manufacturer's Breakfast - April 28th 
The Newtown EDC will host their annual Manufacturers Business Breakfast on April 28th. This annual event provides networking and education opportunities for Newtown businesses. There will be speakers with valuable information from CBIA, DECD, DOL and local workforce institutions. If you're interested in attending, email betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov.

highlightsNewtown Business Highlights
Planning your spring and summer gets us through the winter months. Consider joining a local country club or social club to entertain clients or enhance your family activities. 

Rock Ridge Country Club
214 Sugar Street, Newtown
Rock Ridge Country Club... the most comfortable private club that the whole family can enjoy!  Enjoy golf, tennis, pool or restaurant facilities at its finest!  To learn more about our Spring 2016 Membership offer or to schedule a tour, call 203-426-2106 or visit web site >

Newtown Country Club          
274 South Main Street, Newtown
Newtown Country Club is a 9 hole golf course and social club that currently has around 200 members. They are an active group who enjoys a full schedule of tournaments and other activities year round. The club has been lucky enough over the years to host some of the greats of the game, including major champions Gene Sarazen and Fred Couples. Keep things relaxed, comfortable and affordable are their membership goals.  Visit website > 
At Home Businesses
Chef Plum - Plum Luv Foods 
Chef Plum is a Newtown resident and a graduate from The Culinary Institute of America with over 18 years of experience. He's worked all over the east coast in five star hotels and resorts to great small neighborhood restaurants. His company, Plum-Luv-Foods, was born in 2006 and since then has brought great whole farm foods to families, small parties, Broadway actors, executives and more. Chef Plum has been featured on Food Network, ABC's The Taste, Ehow.com, Jamie Olivers Foodtube.  Learn more >

Bob and Tracy Elston are owners of Elston Graphic Solutions. Their home based promotional and printing business covers a wide range of products and services. They produce promotional products, printing service, buseinss documents, multi media campaign elements and more. Check out their website to see how they can help your business needs today!  
Highlighted Newtown Property Location
Newtown's "Medical Mile" offers multiple development opportunities!

90 Mt. Pleasant Road
Great opportunities abound on this spectacular 34 acre development site with panoramic views overlooking Western Connecticut. Outstanding highway access at Exit 9 off 1-84. Excellent HQ location; hotel/conference center; R/D; manufacturing / assembly and recreational / sports facility uses are permitted in the M2-A zone. Public water/sewer & gas available. Build to suit options ranging from 10,000 SF to 250,000 SF.  Hawleyville area in Newtown accessible to exit 9 off I-84. Learn more >
149 Mt. Pleasant Road 
Location! Location! Ideal for any retail/office use. This level property is seconds off I-84. It is close to Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown and all major shopping. Site was fully approved for 5,000 sq. ft. retail building. Dont miss this opportunity.  Learn more >
141 Mt. Pleasant Road
This facility is properly suited for professional office use.Excellent condition. High ceilings with exposed beams. Ample parking. B-2 Zone offers multiple uses. Offers ideal location along busy Route 6 with easy access to I-84 via exit 9. Area consists of several offices, medical, retail and restaurants nearby.  Learn more > 
Newtown Woods by Toll Brothers
164 Mt. Pleasant Road
Located along Newtown's Medical Mile, this new
active-adult community, 
Newtown Woods, is a mix of condominium-style apartments and townhomes with first-floor master suites. All of the homes have private garages. Beyond the fabulous value of these extraordinary homes, the amenities include a 5,800-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, a yoga studio, locker rooms, saunas, a billiard room with bar, a teaching kitchen, an art studio and classroom, a swimming pool with sundeck, and bocce courts.  Learn more >
Maplewood Medical Campus
164 & 170 Mt. Pleasant Road
Outstanding location along "Newtown's Medical Mile" corridor located between exit 8 and 9 off I-84 in Newtown, CT. New construction with 330' of highly visible road and frontage, municipal water and sewer with current tenants of DaVita Dialysis Center and Western Connecticut Health Network.  Learn more >
around_stateNews From Around The State
Advanced Manufacturing Education 
The Connecticut Technical High School System's (CTHSS) Precision Machining Program has been recognized for its efforts to prepare students to meet the needs of Connecticut's 21st-century advanced manufacturing industry. CTHSS is building a pipeline of credentialed and dedicated young workers who are excited about manufacturing and who understand the rewards of launching careers in the manufacturing workforce. Learn more >
New! Bradley Airport offers daily
direct flights to Los Angeles Airport
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) today announced that American Airlines will soon debut new daily, nonstop service between Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Read more > 
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