Economic Development


Cromwell is a Connecticut River community of nearly 13,000 people, located just north of Middletown. During the past ten years, its residential population is up 8.5%. A high quality of life, along with a strategic central location and the best highway access in the state have combined to make Cromwell a popular residential community. Understanding the need for balance, community leaders have focused on the development of its industrial and commercial interests as a top priority.

Growing businesses are an integral part of a strong community. Businesses bring tax revenue, jobs and convenience. While Cromwell's recent growth has been fueled, in large part, by the desire of many people to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the peace and quiet of the countryside, without a strong and vibrant business community, the welfare of the community as a whole would suffer. Schools, police and other town services would be chronically underfunded. Part-time jobs for teenagers would be scarce. And no one wants to drive all the way to another town to buy the groceries, get a haircut or pick up a pizza. An active business community makes for a good town. An active business community controlled by sound planning makes for a great town, and that's the aim of the Cromwell Business Development Commission.

Economic_Development_Incentives_Guidelines (pdf)

Financial_Assistance_Fact_Sheet (pdf)


Stuart B. Popper

Director of Planning & Development
41 West St.
Cromwell, CT 06416
ph: 860.632.3422
fax: 860.632.3477