Economic Development Commission

In accordance with Governor Lamont's Executive Order PA 21-2 §147 and social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC to slow community spread of COVID-19, the EDC meetings will be held virtually until further notice.


Information on how to view meetings is included on meeting agendas, which are available in the Agenda Center and at mansfield.civicweb.net .

Mission

The EDC’s primary mission is to promote the economic growth of Mansfield by monitoring economic conditions and making recommendations to the Town Council. The EDC plays a lead role in implementation of the Town’s economic development strategy and partners with surrounding towns to promote business development throughout the region.

Current Initiatives

Opportunity ZoneThe Town of Mansfield includes a federally designated Opportunity Zone for economic development as part of a census tract in northern Mansfield. This designation provides a federal tax incentive for investors to reinvest unrealized capital gains into opportunity zones through opportunity funds. Qualifying investments include a broad range of commercial and residential investments. If you are interested in learning more about the Opportunity Zone, please contact Cynthia van Zelm at vanzelmca@mansfieldct.org or 860.429.2740.

Business Visitation Program: To learn more about opportunities and challenges for local businesses, Mansfield EDC representatives are meeting with local businesses. Contact EDC staff if you would like the EDC to visit your business.

Business Recognition: The EDC celebrates achievements and milestones of local businesses through features on the Town website and by issuing press releases to local publications. If you know of a business that is celebrating a milestone or other achievement, let us know!

Meetings

The EDC meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM in the Mansfield Town Hall.

Members

  • Steven Ferrigno, Chair
  • Chiaku Chukwuogor
  • Dirk Fecho
  • Anthony Raggi
  • Lane Watson

Ex-officio Members

  • Toni Moran, Mayor
  • Ben Shaiken, Town Council Member

Staff