Economic & Community Development

Enfield is at the center of the Hartford-Springfield interstate region which is an integrated economic area that straddles the Massachusetts-Connecticut border. More than 1.7 million residents live in the 111 municipalities that compose this 2,293 square mile region along the Connecticut River.

This region is also commonly referred to as "New England’s Knowledge Corridor" due to its concentration of 29 colleges and universities, whose combined total enrollment exceeds 120,000 students.

  • 30,000 people per day crossed the MA/CT border commuting to work.
  • Interstate highways going east to west and north to south provide easy access to New York City and Boston.
  • Bradley International Airport is principal sources of commercial passenger           service with 10 major and five regional airlines. Bradley is important air freight         center for the region.

It takes all of us to make economic development successful on the local level.  Our Economic Development Strategy is to retain, grow and attract businesses all while maintaining the character of the community.  Together, we are concentrating on building a stronger business community and providing information that connect and inform our businesses to help us all build a stronger tomorrow. 

Economic & Community Development is also responsible for administering funds from the state’s Small Cities Block Grant program and other related programs. The Town of Enfield is currently offering Housing Rehabilitation Loan and First Time Homebuyer Programs that provides loans or grants to eligible applicants who are looking to own and maintain ownership in town. 


The above picture was taken at the LEGO Systems, Inc Enfield location on Taylor Road which is one of the Town's largest employers.