Economic Development Commission

The Importance of Business
The town of Ledyard is the home of many great companies and firms. Large and small, we value them all and hope to foster a productive, positive relationship.

Goals
One of the prime goals of the Ledyard Economic Development Commission is to increase our town’s commercial and industrial tax base. Over the years, there have been many efforts to accomplish this; some successful; others, not so much.
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Overview
Ledyard is a suburban community. In 2003, an estimated 5.6% of the town’s grand list came from commercial/industrial enterprises. That number has real implications for all of us. We rely on residential property taxes to fund the bulk of town services and that reliance leads to difficult choices for town officials and residents, even in good economic times.

Focus on Existing Business
Ledyard is a great place. We value our open space, our history, our cultural events, farming and our schools. The volunteers that work for our community make Ledyard a special place in a many ways. The local business community, also, makes Ledyard special and we need to value it. There is no better way to grow our commercial tax base than to support and nurture the businesses already here. In the economic development world, it is called business retention. To us, it just makes sense.

Resources & More Information
GIS Information
New GIS Mapping and photogrammetry can put a lot of information at your fingertips. For more information, see our Geographic and Property Information Network page.

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Agriculture
The Farmer's Market is held Wednesdays staring June 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Ledyard Fresh website.
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Ledyard Businesses
For a full list of our local businesses, visit our business and resource directory.
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