Economic development panel to contact businesses
Economic Development Commission Chairman David Dean addresses the Litchfield Area Business Association on Tuesday. BZ photo
Litchfield Economic Development Commission Chairman David Dean appeared before Litchfield Area Business Association on Tuesday to talk about local business.
Specifically, Dean said the commission wants to know what is keeping business strong in town, what is hampering its, and what could be done by the town to improve the business climate.
The commission, Dean said, will be contacting the 57 businesses in LABA to ask those questions ahead of the town's effort to develop a new Plan of Conservation and Development for 2017. Input from LABA, Dean said, would be vital for the town officials who will be putting the plan together.
"There are more home-based businesses than there were when the last POCAD was done in 2008 and we need zoning regulations that support them," Dean said. "The next POCAD needs to address that so that as a town we can make it easier for our businesses to thrive."