Economic Development Comm.

Welcome from the Chester Economic Development Commission!

Our Commission aims to foster Chester’s economic vitality by attracting and retaining businesses that benefit those who live or work in our town. Our strategies to accomplish this goal are outlined below. We invite everyone with an interest in doing business in Chester – whether as a provider of products or services, as a developer, or as a customer or client – to contact a member of our Commission and express your needs or suggestions.

Current Members:

  • Susan Wright, Chairman
  • Michael Sanders
  • Felise Cressman
  • Patricia Bandzes

EDC Email Address

You can contact a member of the Economic Development Commission by sending an email to the following address:  firstselectman@chesterct.org

EDC Strategies for Economic Development

  • Foster communication among Chester businesses and encourage them to support each other.
  • Retain Chester businesses by complementing their promotional efforts with our own and encouraging the development of properties that will meet their changing needs.
  • Attract businesses that would benefit Chester by making them aware of all that Chester has to offer and directing them to available properties in town that may suit their purposes.
  • Reach out to commercial property developers who are willing to work within the guidelines of our Plan of Conservation and Development and convince them that Chester is a good place to make an investment.
  • Advocate the creation of regulated zones that can accommodate businesses beneficial to our town.
  • Help businesses to find employees by working with schools, transportation providers, and owners of town properties suitable for housing a diverse workforce.

A Guide to Doing Business in Chester:

The EDC has prepared a guide to help you through the processes of starting, expanding or relocating your business to the Town of Chester. You will find general information in a wide variety of topics. Specific information will be outlined for you about town requirements. Information that is specific about the town is noted with this image, contact names will also be noted for the staff member that can help you at the town hall.

This contained in this pdf file. To open click on this link – Town of Chester Business Guide .

Agendas / Minutes

2017

August 14, 2017 Agenda

June 26, 2017 Agenda|Minutes

June 12, 2017 Agenda|Cancelled

May 15, 2017 Agenda|Minutes

May 8, 2017 Cancellation

April 10, 2017 Agenda

March 13, 2017 Cancellation

February 13, 2017 Cancellation

January 9, 2017 Agenda

2016

December 12, 2016 Agenda

November 21, 2016 New Date|Agenda|Minutes

November 14, 2016 Cancelled

October 17, 2016 Agenda|Minutes

September 12, 2016 Agenda|Minutes|Proposed Best Practices

August 8, 2016 Cancellation
June 13, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
May 9, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 11, 2016 Cancellation
March 14, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
February 8, 2016 Cancellation
January 11, 2016 Agenda|Minutes

2015

November 9, 2015 Agenda|Minutes , October 19 2015 Agenda, September 14, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, August 17, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, August 10, 2015 Cancellation, July 13, 2015 Agenda|Cancellation, June 8, 2015 Cancellation, May 11, 2015 Agenda, April 13, 2015 Agenda\Minutes, March 9, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, February 9, 2015 Cancellation, January 20 2015 Minutes

2014

December 8, 2014 Cancellation, November 10, 2014 Agenda, October 20, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, September 8, 2014 Agenda, August 18, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, August 11, 2014 Agenda|Cancelled, July 14, 2014 Agenda, June 9, 2014 Agenda|Minutes , May 12, 2014 Agenda| Minutes, April 14 2014 Agenda|Minutes , March 10, 2014 Agenda|Cancelled, February 10, 2014 Agenda|Minutes , EDC Agenda 01 13 14|Minutes

2013

EDC Agenda 12 9 13|Minutes,
December 2, 2013 Agenda|Cancellation, EDC October 21, 2013 Cancellation, September 9, 2013 Agenda, Aug 12 2013 Agenda|Cancellation, July 15, 2013 Agenda|Cancellation, July 8, 2013 Cancellation, June 10, 2013 Cancellation, May 13, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, April 8, 2013 Agenda, February 11, 2013 Agenda, January 14, 2013 Agenda|Minutes

2012

November 26, 2012 Agenda|Minutes , November 19, 2012 – Cancelled, October 15, 2012 Agenda|Minutes , Minutes August 13, 2012, Agenda | May 21, 2012
May 14, 2012, Cancellation, Agenda | April 30, 2012, March 12, 2012, February 13, 2012, Agenda | January 26, 2012, January 09, 2012, Cancelled