Groton City Committee Considers Strategic Plan for Economic Development

The City of Groton Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) met Wednesday, March 6, with Kimberly Parsons-Whitaker, Associate Director of Connecticut Main Street Center to discuss downtown revitalization efforts. The CT Main Street Center presented a model for revitalization which has been nationally successful.

The City's CEDC is charged with establishing a strategic plan for the economic and physical development of Thames Street and Five Corners. Mayor Marian Galbraith, who initially proposed the committee said, "The revitalization of Thames Street and Five Corners into mixed use areas which envigorate commercial and social life is so important to the success of our community. There's such energy in this committee. I'm gratified that they are diligently moving toward that goal."