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Economic Development Commission (EDC)


The 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.  A link to a press release about the Town and UConn’s work with the Connecticut Economic Resource Center to promote the Opportunity Zone is here  http://www.mansfieldct.gov/qcontent/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=4025


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

The EDC meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 5:30 p.m. in the Mansfield Community Center Conference Room.
EDC Agendas and Minutes


John McGuire, Chair
Steven Ferrigno, Vice Chair
Ronald Beebe                                    Dirk Fecho                          George M. Thompson III       
Martin Hirschorn                              Chiaku Chukwuorgor        Lane Watson
Benjamin Wiles                 

Cynthia van Zelm, Executive Director, Mansfield Downtown Partnership
      Linda Painter, Director of Planning and Development

Click here for Agendas and Minutes of the EDC