U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-29-2016, 06:58 AM
 
4,503 posts, read 4,163,656 times
Reputation: 1983

Advertisements

good post snowtired14 - it does have to be a combination of state & local leadership both in government and in business coming up with a long-term plan. Maybe if Amtrak is beefed up in the Northeast with more runs and faster times, New London can become a legitimate stopping point between Boston and NYC? I think that's initially why Pfizer moved some operations to the area - they wanted a place between Boston and NYC.

They also need an alternate of getting over the bridge from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme/East Lyme and vice versa, as there seems to be fairly regular fatal accidents there, and every time there is an accident there is a good 30 to 60 minute backup, if not more. Last summer, the highway was closed for several hours following one.

Heck, the Hartford area also needs a similar plan, but does have the benefit of a greater population density, more business already there and more wealth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-29-2016, 07:22 AM
 
Location: CT
3,462 posts, read 1,689,615 times
Reputation: 4600
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewJeffCT View Post
good post snowtired14 - it does have to be a combination of state & local leadership both in government and in business coming up with a long-term plan. Maybe if Amtrak is beefed up in the Northeast with more runs and faster times, New London can become a legitimate stopping point between Boston and NYC? I think that's initially why Pfizer moved some operations to the area - they wanted a place between Boston and NYC.

They also need an alternate of getting over the bridge from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme/East Lyme and vice versa, as there seems to be fairly regular fatal accidents there, and every time there is an accident there is a good 30 to 60 minute backup, if not more. Last summer, the highway was closed for several hours following one.

Heck, the Hartford area also needs a similar plan, but does have the benefit of a greater population density, more business already there and more wealth.
I hear you, but we have to become more than a stopping point, we want to be the place where employers come for reasonable taxes, good pool of employees, and good standard of living. One advantage we have over other locales is our size, we're never too far from anywhere in CT, we're also about half way between NYC and Boston, we have an international airport within about an hours drive, we offer a lot. But we're not going to get there with a governor whose continually raising taxes and reducing state subsidies to towns and services. As far as safety and regulation of our highways, I know the area you're talking about, I drove that stretch for over 10 years, yes, lots of accidents. When was the last time you saw police regularly patrol that area for speeders? Malloy intends to cut the state police budget, do you expect anything to change? Leadership will need to come from the top, and right now it isn't there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2016, 07:25 AM
 
4,503 posts, read 4,163,656 times
Reputation: 1983
It's not just speeders on 95 in that area - the bridge narrows from four lanes to two very quickly, and with the exit to Old Lyme added into the mix, it's a lot of people changing lanes in a very short distance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2016, 08:53 AM
 
505 posts, read 290,818 times
Reputation: 188
They can start by listening to business owners already in Norwich


Business owners tell state lawmakers taxes too high, regulations too strict


"Running a business in Connecticut is too costly, local business owners told state lawmakers Wednesday during a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce."

"Restrictive taxes and state regulations make the future bleak for Connecticut businesses, especially in Eastern Connecticut, and the system needs to change, frustrated business owners said."


Business owners told nine state legislators what they would like to see done during this year’s legislative session which is set to start Feb. 3.


Ted Phillips, who owns a law practice in Norwich, said enough is enough with the state’s heavy taxes.


“There are policy decisions you have to make,” he said. “I’m not asking you to cut taxes, but hold the line with them and say ‘no more.’”

During the discussion, the legislators took notes, but did not comment. Michael Matera, owner of Surplus Unlimited in Norwich, said the cost of running a business today is too much

“There used to be so much more disposable income in the area. Not anymore,” he said. “We are forced to find ways to cut costs.” Cutting costs for a business usually comes down to reducing the number of staff, he said.


Business owners tell state lawmakers taxes too high, regulations too strict - News - The Bulletin - Norwich, CT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2016, 09:05 AM
 
505 posts, read 290,818 times
Reputation: 188
Also, New London County's population seems have modest growth or even be in decline the past few years.

2000- 259,000

2010- 274,055

Est. 2014- 273,676

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Lo...y,_Connecticut
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
10,298 posts, read 7,194,135 times
Reputation: 2694
The Day - Proposed Norwich boat launch could cost $4 million, spark Shipping Street revival - News from southeastern Connecticut

New London looks to revive, partner with development corporation

http://www.theday.com/local/20160212...nt-corporation
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2016, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
10,298 posts, read 7,194,135 times
Reputation: 2694
The Day - Consultant: If Groton wants business, it must invest public money - News from southeastern Connecticut


The Day - New development in Stonington addresses affordable housing need - News from southeastern Connecticut
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2016, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
10,298 posts, read 7,194,135 times
Reputation: 2694
The Day - Mystic's Golden Triangle seeing development surge - News from southeastern Connecticut

The Day - Pfizer inversion creates local angst - News from southeastern Connecticut


Potential zoning change could bring commercial development to Taftville section of Norwich

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/artic...NEWS/160229976

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/artic...NEWS/160229746

Last edited by BPt111; 02-28-2016 at 07:02 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
10,298 posts, read 7,194,135 times
Reputation: 2694
The Day - New shops come in as Mystic evolves - News from southeastern Connecticut
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-17-2016, 10:35 AM
 
8,202 posts, read 4,127,301 times
Reputation: 1869
Sweet best area of CT with Yale and Masonicare coming to New London area it's awesome.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Connecticut
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 PM.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top