I want to thank all those who came out last night to share their thoughts, questions and concerns about the planned solar energy project in our community. We had an informative and productive discussion with neighbors and the developers.
Your feedback has helped inform the project design and has resulted in changes from the original plans.
The next steps in the project will likely begin in March when the project will go before the Siting Council.
Read more about the Siting Council HERE
Frequently Asked Questions about the Siting Council HERE
Initial Project Proposal
Revised Project Proposal
ENFIELD – State Representatives Greg Stokes (R-58) and Carol Hall (R-59) shared their disappointment today about MassMutual’s decision to close their Enfield facility and expand operations in Springfield and Boston.
In 2014 the company received a 10 year, $13 million tax abatement from the state of Connecticut for renovations to their Enfield location.
“I am very disappointed that Enfield will be losing MassMutual. The facility has been an economic driver with 1,500 workers,” said Rep. Stokes. “Moving a few miles from Enfield to Springfield hopefully won’t result in any lay-offs, but could hurt revenue and the local business environment. I have spoken with the Town Manager and I’m committed to working with the town to attract a new business to the facility.”
“As a border town we are acutely aware of the comparative advantages between us and Massachusetts,” said Rep Hall. “We need to think very carefully about how the policies we enact in Hartford can negatively impact employers. High taxes and costs of doing business and corporate moves such as this hurt our reputation as a place to work and do business.”
Recent relocations by other major companies such as StubHub and GE are evidence that Connecticut has lost its competitive edge. Both representatives have advocated for changes to the state’s tax and regulatory policies to promote job growth.