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HBJ: Windsor is "Planner's Dream"

HBJ: Windsor is "Planner's Dream"
Windsor is on the cusp of great change with multiple development projects larger in scale than any other in its history underway.

Naturally, there is pushback from those in town who don't want to see the Windsor they've come to know fade away in the name of business.

According to the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ), however, Windsor's not only doing everything right when it comes to providing a home for big business, but neighboring communities, including the state's capital, should take note.

"Windsor seems to have perfected its formula for attracting these types of businesses," reports HartfordBusiness.com on the heels of an application files with Windsor that points to Amazon.com having interest in making Windsor its newest distribution home.

Windsor's attraction to businesses is no secret. Town Manager Peter Souza and interested developers have said on many occasions that the town's seven exits on I-91 and proximity to Hartford make the town a natural for development consideration. Throw in the town's history of giving some businesses temporary tax abatements to build locally, and companies like Dollar Tree and ING are quick to hop on board.

HBJ calls this "business-friendly attitude" combined with easy access to all major area highways and Bradley International Airport "a logistic planner's dream."

"No wonder developers have proposed the 600-acre, 8,000-resident mixed-use Great Pond Village development," reports HBJ while saying Windsor may be "Connecticut's distribution hub."

According to HBJ, "Other Connecticut municipalities, including Hartford, could benefit from having the same clarity of focus."

Follow this link to read more about Windsor's success and how Hartford can improve: http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130819/PRINTEDITION/130819917

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