On Thursday, January 28, 2016 key decision makers, the business community, economic development professionals, community organizations, and more joined Mayor Neil M. O’Leary at the Palace Theater in Waterbury to demonstrate the greater Naugatuck Valley region’s tremendous potential and the steps we must take to continue making our region a more connected, vibrant, and affordable place to live and work.
Watch the Full Conference Proceedings Here
We heard from experts on exciting alternative mode transportation projects (BRT in the Valley/ CTfastrak connections from Waterbury to Bristol and to Danbury/ High Speed Rail in Connecticut/ Increased frequency on the Waterbury branch line), the importance of regional and statewide partnerships, improving mixed-use, walkable centers in communities of all sizes, and more!
Mark Nielsen, Director of Planning & Deputy Director, NVCOG
Evolving Trends and Issues
Laura Brown, Community and Economic Development Educator, UConn Extension
People and Places: Framing the New Economy
David Fink, Former Policy Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
Housing and Transit: Dollars and Sense!
Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess, Borough of Naugatuck
TOD Model: Public/Private Partnerships
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Video Remarks: Federal Investment to Spur Economic Development
Joe McGee, VP Public Policy and Programs, Business Council of Fairfield County
Links and Partnerships Between Regions
Joe McGee, David Carol, Mark Nielsen
Speaker Series: Linking the Region