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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 Chamber of Commerce
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
Frankie Hawkins, Alternate Member
Anne Hunter, Alternate Member
Steve Melniczek, Regular Member

Meeting Dates

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

January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8, 2021
July 13, 2021
August 10, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 12, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021