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VISION FOR STRATFORD

Stratford, for the second year in a row, has been placed on the state's "distressed municipality" list. We must face this unpleasant fact in order to make bold decisions to turn Stratford's economy around. And we must have a plan. We CANN do this. Let's change course. This is my 5-Point Plan to save Stratford's economy:

  • Hire an Economic Development Director & Chief Innovation Officer to expand opportunities, effectively analyze data, and enhance town operations

  • Invest in families with the creation of a Stratford Land Bank, similar to other towns, and fully engage the CT Green Bank & CT Redevelopment Fund

  • Leverage all available state and federal grants and allocate funding appropriately throughout the year, addressing long-standing issues

  • Create a Manufacturing Jobs Pipeline, with youth training, to keep families here, improve earning potential, and create the workforce businesses need

  • Offer smart, targeted tax breaks and small business grants, including $10k in startup support, to attract new businesses and invest in existing companies