New Britain Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Houston, TX (Oct. 7, 2014) – New Britain, CT, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. New Britain is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “Towns of Tradition” in the November/December issue, available nationwide on Oct. 14, 2014.

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including New Britain, give residents enriching experiences in other cultures. “Little pockets of Poland, Greece, Italy and other countries thrive in the United States, and many retirees seek out these locations, where they find traditions, festivals, food and culture that spice up their lives. About a third of New Britain’s residents are of Polish descent, and the city has maintained a European feel. Crowds come out for dancing, music and crafts during the annual Little Poland Festival, but the Polish presence is felt year-round. It’s not uncommon to hear the language spoken, and you can order a traditional meal at local restaurants,” Fuller said.

Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.

Where to Retire magazine, launched in 1992 with the goal of helping its readers find the ideal place to retire, is published six times a year. The magazine covers the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities, and has a national circulation of 200,000. The magazine is sold on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18 (a 39 percent savings from the newsstand price). For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com. All material in the magazine is protected by copyright law, and reproduction of content requires the permission of the magazine. Print and electronic reprints of an article may be purchased through Dave Hart, .

Towns of tradition featured: Tarpon Springs, FL; Winston-Salem, NC; New Britain, CT; Providence, RI; Holland, MI; Lafayette, LA; Fredericksburg, TX; Poulsbo, WA.



$27 Million Awarded in Funding For Round 5 of Remediation and Redevelopment Program

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state and local officials in Bridgeport, today announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a total of $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in cities and towns around the state.

In May 2014, Governor Malloy announced that DECD would be accepting applications for up to $20 million of brownfield remediation and redevelopment funding in the form of loans and grants to municipalities and developers, with applications due on June 30, 2014.

“Revitalizing Connecticut’s cities and downtowns is critical to continuing the State’s economic momentum, and with the announcement of today’s investments we are taking a significant step toward reactivating priority brownfield sites in every corner of the State,” said DECD Commissioner Catherine H. Smith

Awards made under this round of funding may be used for a range of brownfield remediation and redevelopment activities, including abatement, demolition, site investigation and assessment, groundwater monitoring, installation of institutional controls, and professional services fees associated with redevelopment including attorney’s fees, and planning, design and consulting fees.

For more on DECD’s state brownfield redevelopment programs and additional information on the rating and ranking criteria for this funding round, visit www.ctbrownfields.gov.

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