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Economic Development Agency

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EDA Mission:
To foster and support economic development to make Canton a better place to live, work, raise a family, conduct business, and enjoy a high quality of life.

The Purpose of Canton’s EDA:
Conduct research into the economic conditions and trends within the agency’s municipality;
Make recommendations based on research for the improvement of economic conditions and foster optimum development strategies within the agency’s municipality;
Coordinate economic activities of and cooperate with unofficial bodies organized to promote economic development and sponsor, fund, and support activities to further this purpose.
The Canton Economic Development Agency is a volunteer agency appointed by the Board of Selectmen to assist businesses and plan for the economic well being of the Town.


Agendas & Minutes 
Canton CERC Town Profile
Canton Style Guide
CT Department of Economic and Community Development
Strategic Plan


Contact Us

Neil Pade
Director of Planning and Community Development
Phone: (860) 693-7891

Agency Members

Katie Lukas, Chairman
Russell Asklof, Regular Member
Matthew Dingee, Regular Member
Steve Melniczek, Regular Member
Christina Sayer, Alternate Member
Vince Columbia, Regular Member

Meeting Dates

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

January 18, 2022
February 8, 2022
March 8, 2022
April 12, 2022
May 10, 2022
June 14, 2022
July 12, 2022
August 9, 2022
September 13, 2022
October 11, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 13, 2022