Meriden 2020, Bringing It Together

Business

The city is home to diversified tax base that includes 1,300 businesses employing over 25,000 people.  Key employers include the MidState Medical Center, Meriden Westfield Mall, Middlesex Community College-Meriden Center, and businesses ranging from manufacturing to medical to retail.  Meriden-based manufacturing firms produce a diversified product line which includes electronic components, biopharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, metal alloys, and video/data transmission equipment. Meriden has several business incentive programs and an active Chamber of Commerce that can help you and your business Make It in Our Meriden.   

Featured Local Businesses

Protein Sciences Corporation

Protein Sciences Corporation, currently located at 1000 Research Parkway in Meriden, was founded in 1983 and has 30 years of experience in developing vaccines and biopharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of a variety of diseases. Protein Sciences recently reached a major milestone in their business development in that the U.S. FDA approved Flublok influenza vaccine for people 18-49 years old to prevent influenza disease. Flublok is made in a 100% egg-free system using modern cell culture technology.  The company employs over people 100 people in their Meriden facility.

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Thompson Chocolates

Thompson Brands is a private manufacturer of chocolate candy and calcium supplements.  Since its founding over 135 years ago, the company continues to manufacture chocolates under its own brand and under custom, private labels at its South Vine Street location in Meriden, CT.  The City of Meriden has partnered with Thompson Brands under its Manufacturing Assistance Loan Program, which recently allowed the company to consolidate its operations in Meriden.  The company employs over people 100 people in their Meriden facility at 800 South Vine Street that includes their candy manufacturing plant and a retail Factory Store that is open to the public!

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