DANBURY, Conn. -- A new website that promotes the Greater Danbury region has been unveiled by the Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) at AccessWesternCT.com .
The site highlights the region’s attributes, resources and advantages for businesses looking to expand in or relocate to the region. It also provides business leaders and decision makers with essential information about the region’s workforce, vitality, transportation and lifestyle.
The 10 towns — the hub of Danbury, surrounded by Sherman, New Milford, Bridgewater, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Newtown, Bethel, Redding and Ridgefield — are recognized by the CT Economic Resource Center as a distinct regional economic market.
"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, said WCEDA Chairman Hal Kurfehs. "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."
Economically, Western Connecticut is diverse, with a highly skilled workforce. Geographically, Western Connecticut sits at the crossroads of major transportation arteries, and features convenient access to airports and trains. The region’s leading industries include advanced manufacturing, healthcare, digital media, research and development, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, financial services, and warehouse and distribution.
Greater Danbury’s vitality is also evident in the fact that it generates the highest retail sales in Connecticut. The website 24/7 Wall Street ranked the City of Danbury No. 2 nationwide for livability in 2015. Located in the heart of Western Connecticut, Danbury offers low unemployment and crime, good schools, excellent transportation options, affordable real estate and numerous amenities.
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. AccessWesternCT.com is part of WCEDA’s strategic plan to attract economic activity to the Danbury area.
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