Meriden 2020, Bringing It Together

2016 Highlights of Economic Development activities

The mission of the City of Meriden Economic Development Department to sustain and grow the tax base, provide jobs, and create economic activity across numerous sectors within our community.

In 2016, the City of Meriden Economic Development staff worked towards this mission by directly assisting 20 Meriden businesses access capital and incentives.  Meriden’s commercial real estate market remains strong, and numerous projects in the pipeline for 2017 suggest that this trend will continue. 

Looking towards long term revitalization of downtown Meriden, we have also worked to remediate and repurpose our largest brownfield sites, including the former hospital site and the former Hub site, while fostering transit oriented development with the goal to construct 600 new housing units and 60,000 square feet of new retail space around the Meriden Transit Center over the next five years.  A key milestone achieved in 2016 includes the completion of the Meriden Green, which provides the opportunity for three acres of market rate, private development located in the heart of city center.  Key partners such as Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, the Meriden Housing Authority, MEDCO and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development are helping make Meriden’s economy strong and poised for growth. 

For more information on the City of Meriden Economic Development achievements of 2016, download the report here:  Highlights of our 2016 Economic Development achievements