FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance has announced the launch of a new website that promotes the Greater Danbury region's attributes, resources and advantages for businesses looking to expand in or relocate to the region.
AccessWesternCT.com provides business leaders and decision-makers with essential information about the region's workforce, vitality, transportation and lifestyle. The website's economic area includes 10 towns: the hub of Danbury, surrounded by Sherman, New Milford, Bridgewater, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Newtown, Bethel, Redding and Ridgefield.
This area is recognized by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center as a distinct regional economic market. It is also the northern subset of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, which is sponsoring the effort.
The website highlights the region's leading industries and lifestyle attributes, and includes must-know data points and articles on regional features. According to WCEDA Chairman Hal Kurfehs, "The purpose of the website is to sell the western Connecticut region as a whole, but also to provide a portal to each of the municipalities in the region.
"The 'Community Partners' tab allows an interested business to access websites of each municipality in the region for more detailed examination of their particular strengths," Kurfehs added.
The region's leading industries include advanced manufacturing, healthcare, digital media, research and development, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, financial services, and warehouse and distribution.
WCEDA is a partnership between public and private leaders from a broad spectrum of interests, including economic development, chambers, higher education, the arts, health services, retail mall, banks, private industry, corporate parks and commercial real estate.
Through the website, visitors can get in touch with town offices of economic development, chambers of commerce, the Western Connecticut Council of Governments and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.
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