Economic & Community Development
Enfield is at the center of the Hartford-Springfield interstate region which is an integrated economic area that straddles the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. More than 1.7 million residents live in the 111 municipalities that compose this 2,293 square mile region along the Connecticut River.
This region is also commonly referred to as "New England’s Knowledge Corridor" due to its concentration of 29 colleges and universities, whose combined total enrollment exceeds 120,000 students.
- 30,000 people per day crossed the MA/CT border commuting to work.
- Interstate highways going east to west and north to south provide easy access to New York City and Boston.
- Bradley International Airport is principal sources of commercial passenger service with 10 major and five regional airlines. Bradley is important air freight center for the region.
It takes all of us to make economic development successful on the local level. Our Economic Development Strategy is to retain, grow and attract businesses all while maintaining the character of the community. Together, we are concentrating on building a stronger business community and providing information that connect and inform our businesses to help us all build a stronger tomorrow.
Economic & Community Development is also responsible for administering funds from the state’s Small Cities Block Grant program and other related programs. The Town of Enfield is currently offering Housing Rehabilitation Loan and First Time Homebuyer Programs that provides loans or grants to eligible applicants who are looking to own and maintain ownership in town.
113 North Maple Street is a 500,000 SF state of the art distribution center. The facility is now fully occupied by both Agri Mark (260K SF) and Eppendorf (240K SF).
Agri-Mark has a manufacturing facility in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where award-winning products such as Cabot branded butter, condensed milk and nonfat dry milk are made. The company has six, smaller storage facilities that support the manufacturing plant, but in opening the Enfield distribution center it has added 202,000 square feet of dry storage space, 60,000 square feet of refrigerated space, and 30 total dock doors for butter and non-fat dry milk powder products.
Eppendorf, which manufactures and sells laboratory equipment and services for scientific research worldwide, has been operating in Enfield, CT since 2004 and has continued to grow their business and expand. This new distribution center has allowed them to expand manufacturing efforts at the Freshwater Boulevard location while having a new state-of-the-art distribution center within Enfield.