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Manufacturing & Health Care Grows in Hamden


The second half of 2011 saw a growth in manufacturing investment in Hamden.

  • In August, Specialty Wire and Cord Sets (www.specialtywire.com), a vertically integrated manufacturer of custom cable, coil cords and cable assemblies completed a new 20,000 S.F. plant in Hamden Enterprise Zone. Specialty Wire moved from a 9,000 S.F. rental space to this new facility. The Town Business Incentive Program provided a grant a tax abatement and waivers of building permit fees.
  • In October Airline Accessories (www.airlineaccessory.com) moved from North Haven CT to a 19,000 S.F. facility on Putnam Avenue, formerly the Goodrich Tire Facility. Airline accessories is a multi-level repair and over haul facility and manufacturer for the airline industry.
Health Care Continues to grow with the completion of the largest Hamden project in 25 years. Whitney Center (www.whitneycenter.com) completed the First phase of the $110 million dollar expansion in the fall of 2011. Whitney Center is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, providing housing, social and health services to the fast growing senior population in the region. The expansion included 110 new apartments and new facilities for all residents. Phase two will be an expanded health care facility to be completed in 2015.

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