The priorities of the Economic Development goals include:
Development of programs, services, incentives, events, and processes that maximize business retention, attraction, and development
Activity that compliments residential and business interaction
Promotion of investment into the community
Initiatives Support & Develop Transit Center
Creation of a multi-access, multi-transit supporting facility in downtown Thompsonville.
Promote Small Business
Create a business-friendly culture that attracts new businesses and supports and sustains current businesses throughout town.
Streamline planning and building processes.
Explore economic incentives for new and existing businesses.
Engage of businesses to help explore options.
Support Thompsonville Revitalization
Understand and support the activities, plans, and events that promote the revitalization of downtown Thompsonville.
Engage community for support.
Provide necessary funding when appropriate.
Explore housing incentives.
Examine vacant property inventory.
Support and approve zoning changes.
Explore zoning tax incentives.
Completion of Economic Analysis/Impact of Casino
Completion of a professional economic impact study on the development and building of a casino across the State line in Springfield, MA.
Select & Work with Preferred Developer in Thompsonville
Selection of and partnering with a single developer or several developers that share the town's vision and plan for the development of downtown Thompsonville.
Completion and prioritization of vacant/available property inventory