On June 30, the Chamber hosted a zoom call with Town of Groton Mayor Patrice Granatosky and Paige Bronk, AICP, Economic and Community Development Manager. Mayor Granatosky commented on the strength of cornerstone businesses that position Groton well in the a difficult economy, such as Electric Boat’s new contract from the Navy, while recognizing small businesses’ need for extra support, which the town is providing through its economic development initiatives.
Paige Bronk described resources and outreach to local businesses to help them navigate state regulations and federal programs. Resources are outlined at the town’s economic development website, Explore More Groton. Mr. Bronk painted a picture of COVID-19’s impact on the region based on surveys conducted through his department. The Town of Groton moved quickly to help small businesses reopen with accommodations like outdoor dining and offered informational webinars and resources.
View the event on the Chamber’s Facebook page at Town Hall Update: Town of Groton.
Town of Groton was the third in our series of Town Hall updates, and we hosted a panel discussion with the region’s senators on June 24. View all the events on our Facebook page: Town Hall Update: New London, Town Hall Update: City of Groton, and State Senators Update. Town Hall Update: East Lyme & Waterford is scheduled for July 7 at 11 am. Register here to attend and participate in the question and answer portion of the call.
Town Hall Update: Town of Groton was sponsored by Charter Oak Federal Credit Union