Economic Development

Welcome to Bethel, Connecticut!

Bethel is a vibrant, growing community in northern Fairfield County. Bethel has retained its small town charm in the downtown shopping district while providing 21st century facilities and services. Access to major highways, Metro North Railroad and HART bus service makes Bethel attractive to national retailers, corporate and professional offices, light manufacturing, and hospital venues. Bethel's convenient location, safe environment, quality schools, affordable real estate and taxes, and superb quality of life make it the ideal town in which to live and work, attracting solid middle class residents and a skilled and educated workforce.

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News and Announcements


January 7, 2016 - RFP - Lessee for the Old Bethel Train Station


October 2015 - Clarke Business Park Business Owner Survey

October 2015 - Clarke Business Park Property Owner Survey

September 2015 - Bethel Forward Project Information

June 2015, Issue 3 - Economic Development Newsletter

March 2015 - TOD Request for Proposal

2015 TOD Planning Grant Award

2014 TOD Planning Grant Application

2014 Town Commercial Center Improvement Plan

2011 Downtown Parking Supply and Demand

2010 Bethel Rail Station Transit Oriented Development Study

2007 Bethel Plan of Conservation and Development

January 2015 - Economic Development - 2014 End of Year Highlights 


December 2014 - New York Times Article "Bethel, Conn., Blends Small-Town Feel With City Access" 

December 2014 - News-Times Article "Arts Group Seeks Downtown Bethel Boost"

November 2014, Issue 2 - Economic Development Newsletter

September-October 2014 - Marketing Mastery Workshop Schedule

July 7, 2014 - Press Release: Memry shows commitment to Bethel with expansion

July 2014, Issue 1 - Economic Development Newsletter

July - Town applies for downtown improvements grant

BPS is looking for businesses to join their School-Based Mentoring Program

March - May 2014 - Operating Series Workshop Schedule

RFP - Professional Services for Expansion of Clarke Business Park

January 15 - PRESS RELEASE - Bethel joins the C-PACE program

January-February 2014 - Marketing Series Workshop Schedule


December 2013 - NOW AVAILABLE - A Guide to Opening a Business in Bethel

Nov. - Jan. 2013 - Business Success Series Schedule

November 27, 2013 - Press Release - EPA Construction Equipment Rebate Program

Oct. 30, 2013 - The Town of Bethel Welcomes CT DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith - Commissioner's Presentation

Oct. 2013 - Maplewood Senior Living Groundbreaking

September 2013 - The Barn Yard and Great Country Garages Grand Opening

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Contact Information

Janice Chrzescijanek
Director of Economic Development
(203) 794-8521


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