Economic Development News & Updates in
Greater New Haven
Effort to replace troublesome Transfer Act making progress
Industrial brokers, developers and public officials have long railed against Connecticut’s Transfer Act as a heavy-handed and cumbersome deal-killer that has stalled many redevelopments.

A top official working to replace the state’s often-criticized system for cleaning polluted and possibly hazardous sites says new proposed regulations should debut this year. However, they likely won’t take effect in 2022.

Under the 36-year-old Transfer Act, any property that produced or stored more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of hazardous waste in any given month is subject to a lengthy, potentially unceasing state review to prove the property was not a hazard. Read More
Lee Institute of Forensic Science Receives Federal Grant to Support Police Training
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal announced $120,000 in federal funding that will enable the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven to provide hands-on police training focusing on investigating hate crimes and shootings.

Makayla James ’23 and her classmates in her criminal law class recently had a unique opportunity to learn about the impact that the University of New Haven is having on the law enforcement community. Specifically, they learned about how a federal grant will support the development of an immersive new training opportunity. Read More
In North Branford: State-of-the-State at New Millpond Gatherings
Area business owners, corporate leaders, organization representatives and local leaders came to North Branford April 21 for a State of the State event that was steeped in rustic charm at the stunning, new Millpond Gatherings.

Nearly 100 gathered to hear from keynote speaker David Lehman, CT Dept. Of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner and others; and to celebrate the success of Millpond Gatherings owner Andy Bozzuto in his bid to preserve area history while also creating one of the state's most notable venue spaces with a local, farm-to-table mission.

Bozzuto, who received a standing ovation during the event, which was held in the Venue at Millpond Gatherings, talked about his family's efforts to revive the history of the site and the innovations which came out of it in the 19th century, including several patents. Bozzuto also described the ingenuity of the site's Maltby and Fowler families, two of the more prominent families in the Northford area in the 1800's, as a hallmark of the spirit he wanted to support by creating this operation in his native community. Read More
National Small Business Week: May 1-7
During this year’s National Small Business Week: Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship, May 1-7, the U.S. Small Business Administration will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs, who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback. And, we’ll be sharing important information about the many services and programs the U.S. Small Business Administration offers to help start and grow your business, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. Read More
More News & Events
May 17 & 18 Yale Innovation Summit: New Venture Haven at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale Read More

Collab Accepting Applications for Youth Accelerator 2022 Read More

Avelo adds Tweed New Haven service to Wilmington, plus more flights to Orlando Read More

State-Chapel Affordable Apt. Plan Lands $1.8M From CHFA Read More