Gov Promises to Create Jobs at Oxford Airport

Despite veto of the economic development bill that would have created jobs around the airport, Malloy states he will work with state lawmakers to find the best way to help businesses and create jobs.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders say they will work to develop an “appropriate set of economic development tools” to accelerate job creation in the area surrounding the

In a news release submitted to Oxford Patch on Monday, Malloy stated he will work with House Speaker Christopher Donovan and Sen. President Donald Williams on the jobs creation initiative. The release stated their respective staffs will work together with the co-chairs of the legislative committees of cognizance on the joint effort. Malloy did not state exactly how his plan will create jobs; he indicated further studies were necessary to figure out the best way to do so.


The announcement comes weeks after Malloy that would have created incentives for companies to create more jobs in the towns of Middlebury, Southbury and Oxford around the airport in part by providing tax incentives to companies.

In a prepared statement submitted to Oxford Patch, Malloy stated he and legislative leaders will examine all of the factors to make sure the area around the airport is a thriving economy. But, he stated he doesn’t necessarily believe everything needs a legislative solution.

“The Oxford Airport area is very important to the local economy, and the state’s overall economy – improving the area could happen through working together to find the right strategies for the area,” he stated.

Oxford Girl July 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Yes Ed, but it is in no way because of Malloy or his "help" because his kind of help we don't need. It is because of our boards and legislators in the town and their hard work over the years not Malloy, he was still busy screwing up Stanford while all this was being set into motion.
Joe Ruggiero July 27, 2011 at 01:44 PM
I think Oxford's success is because it was less expensive to buy there and because they finally built their own high school.
Get Real July 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Mr. Ruggiero talks about Oxford as "there" and "they built their own high school". If you don't live in Oxford why are you commenting on 'our town'? You don't sound like you are connected to Oxford except to criticize 'us'. So where do you live and if by chance it is in Oxford why are you not one of 'us'? I know I am proud to live in this town.
Joe Ruggiero July 28, 2011 at 02:39 AM
Hello "Get Real". I live in Southbury. We too would have benefitted from the legislation that would have established the enterprise development zone. Further, I actually do work for a company in the zone that would have appreciated the reduced taxation. While I don't live in Oxford, I live less than 1 mile away and I consider you friendly neighbors. I think I have a stake in this issue and that it was fair for me to make comments. Don't you?
FREE AT LAST! July 28, 2011 at 03:22 AM
Anyone from Oxford, Middlebury and Southbury has a stake in this development. I'm waiting for Bill Davis to send an email from his town email account to the governor or Oxford's zoning officer complaining that not expanding will hurt his business. Back on point. The development area borders 3 towns, literally. It impacts all 3 of them. The Southford and Exit 16 area off I-84 would be the closest gas stations, deli's, dunkin donuts, 3 affordable restaurants and banks. Everyone stands to gain if it is done properly. But this is Connecticut.


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