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Office of Economic and Community Development

Left: Mayor Laura R. Hoydick with Co-Owners of Hope Counseling, Monica Bien-Aime and Cynthia Eliezer, along with Aliah Curry and Nicholas Pulaski of Oasis Physical Therapy at their grand openings on Main Street.  Center: Mayor Hoydick joins Dave Silversey and his team at Connecticut Window Film and Tinting at their new location at 1895 Stratford Ave.  Right: Mayor Hoydick and Tondrea Mabins, owner of Reader's Block at their grand opening at 2420 Main St., in the Colonial Square Plaza.



Welcome to the Town of Stratford Office of Economic and Community Development. Our office works to strengthen and improve the economic well-being of Stratford and in turn, the quality of life for our residents.


Since its founding, Stratford has grown both economically and in the amenities we offer. Stratford has a reputation of being family- friendly and pro-business. The Town hosts many events during the year through our Celebrate Stratford initiative, including the Summer Sunset Concert Series, Blues on the Beach and the Latin Music Festival to name a few. Stratford also boasts two public beaches, 18 miles of coastline, a par-3 golf course and 400+ acres of forest. With over 12,900,000 square feet of commercial, industrial, retail and office space, the Town of Stratford has a history of successful businesses within the community.


As the easternmost town in Fairfield County – and one of the most affordable -- Stratford is strategically located on the I-95 corridor, with a newly- completed full interchange at Exit 33. The Town is also in close proximity to Routes 8/25 and the Merritt Parkway, providing access to the entire northeast corridor. Stratford’s Metro North Train Station and the Sikorsky Memorial Airport add to Stratford’s uniquely convenient accessibility.


The presence of major UPS, FedEx and Amazon delivery hubs in Town further enhance Stratford’s distinction as an ideal town in which to do business.

Stratford supports a diverse, thriving and growing base of successful businesses, ranging from the iconic Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company that manufactures sophisticated helicopters for the military and commercial markets, to three award-winning craft beer breweries, to an abundance of family-owned legacy businesses, alongside a growing portfolio of entrepreneurial start- ups, all calling Stratford home.


We invite you to learn more about business opportunities in Stratford by contacting our office directly or by reviewing the Economic and Community Development page of Stratford’s main website.


Mary Dean

Director, Economic & Community Development


Stratford Redevelopment Agency

Stratford Economic and Community Development Commission



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Town Hall
2725 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm


Mary Dean
Director of Economic and Community Development
Phone: (203) 381-1351
Fax: (203) 381-6940
Email: [email protected]


Karen Sportini

Economic and Community Development Supervisor

Phone: (203) 385-4028

Email: [email protected]


Karin Doyle

Economic and Community Development Coordinator

(203) 385-4029

Email: [email protected]



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