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NWCT Economic Development Summit 2018

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Mad River Lofts

10 Bridge Street

Winchester, CT 06098

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Join us for the 3rd annual NWCT Economic Development Summit! The goal for this event is to highlight how the public sector (municipal officials and local economic development committee members) in our 21-town region can support the retention and expansion of local businesses and attract young people, entrepreneurs, home based businesses, and visitors.

Last year was a terrific success with over 125 attendees. Come tour this beautifully renovated 19th century mill building, hear success stories and updates on economic development initiatives in our region and provide feedback on our regional economic development plan update.

PROGRAM: Doors will open at 6pm. From 6-7pm there will be an open house with opportunities to tour the building, provide input on the strategies that should be invested in as part of our region's 5-year CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy), and visit info tables to get the latest information from CT Small Business Development Center, SCORE, DECD, NWCONNect, USDA Rural Development and others! From 7-8:30pm we'll hear news and updates on projects and initiatives that affect our towns including rural broadband, the NWCT Food Hub, regional recreational trails mapping, and Torrington Working Cities Challenge. Finally we'll have a panel discussion on attracting young people, entrepreneurs, home based businesses, and visitors to our region.

There is no charge to attend this event. It is hosted by the Northwest Hills Council of Governments and co-hosted by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.

PARKING: There are at least 100 parking spaces within a 5 minute walk from Mad River Lofts. (We will send out a parking map prior to the event to show you exactly where they are!)

FOOD: Support a local business by having dinner on your way to the summit! We’ll have dessert and coffee waiting for you there.

WEATHER: If bad driving weather is forecast we will post a notice on our website (www.northwesthillscog.org) by noon on the day of the event. We will also email everyone who as registered for the event.

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