By Sadie Colcord
Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Beacon Falls
Located in the heart of Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley Region, Beacon Falls is the industrial town you don’t know about – but should. With a thriving industrial core and abundant commercial real estate opportunities, Beacon Falls is home to a wide variety of companies – from nationally-renowned firms to small, family-owned businesses. Companies of all sizes and stages in the business cycle are integrated into the fabric of the community, as customer service to businesses is equally as important as customer service to residents. Beacon Falls aims to grow its workforce, support its businesses, and maintain its quality of life for residents. The forward-thinking, business-friendly culture of local government is one of many reasons that Beacon Falls would make an excellent location for your next business investment. Be sure to reach out to discover if Beacon Fall’s new tax incentive program may be relevant for your business expansion or relocation.
By Terence Elton
BRANFORD: “Make no little plans” was the advice of American architect and urban designer Daniel Burnham. His point was that in order to make communities more livable and to have the future we desire, good planning is critical.
Branford believes Burnham would approve of its approach to development. As a town, Branford considers such plans as more than an exercise, devoting time, energy, resources and much thought into its planning efforts, and then uses those plans to move the town forward.
This is evident as the town works to dovetail its Transit Oriented Development Plan, completed last fall, with efforts currently underway on its decennial Plan of Conservation and Development. Neither is produced in order to just check the box and then filed away until the next time; rather they are intended to be effective tools for the town to plot its course for the next decade.