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.