Economic & Industrial Development

The goal of the Economic & Industrial Development Commission is to increase growth in our Grand List by pursuing the following objectives:

• Identifying in-fill and redevelopment opportunities;
• Attracting new businesses to Windsor Locks;
• Facilitating the growth of our existing businesses;
• Developing new areas of opportunity through the leveraging of State, Federal, local and private resources; and
• Providing recommendations to the Selectmen regarding business-related issues.

The EIDC meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.


Mike Mannheim

Director of Planning & Economic Development

Jennifer Rodriguez

Phone: (860) 627-1447
Email: [email protected]


Bob Crochetiere


Neal Cunningham


Michael Hickey


David G. Montemerlo, Jr.


Jay Pendred


Douglas Glazier


Alexa Megna


Shane O'Connor


Gerard Weatherby

Fundamentals of Municipal Economic Development: A Transformational Approach

On May 23, 2019, the Windsor Locks EIDC hosted a Connecticut Economic Resource Center workshop. Slides from the presentation can be downloaded here.


Choose any of the links below to learn about Economic Development in Windsor Locks.

Sustainable CT, Sustainable Windsor Locks

In 2019, Windsor Locks became a Sustainable CT community. Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking. They build community and local economy. They equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents, and they respect the finite capacity of the natural environment.

Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. An independently funded, grassroots, municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides a wide-ranging menu of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward certification.

The Town must complete one action in categories 1-9 in each certification period. The process by which the actions are completed is just as important as the completion of the action itself.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Thriving Local Economies
  2. Well-Stewarded Land and Natural Resources
  3. Vibrant and Creative Cultural Ecosystems
  4. Dynamic and Resilient Planning
  5. Clean and Diverse Transportation Systems and Choices
  6. Efficient Physical Infrastructure and Operations
  7. Strategic and Inclusive Public Services
  8. Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing
  9. Inclusive and Equitable Community Impacts
  10. Innovation Action

How can we be equitable in our everyday efforts and our Sustainable CT actions?

  1. Know who lives in our Community. CT Data Collaborative Town Profile
  2. Connect with all Community Members.
  3. Create Opportunities for Dialogue.
  4. Collaborate and Co-create.
  5. Refine, Revisit, Improve.

Windsor Locks will continue to refine, revisit, and continuously improve in the way we connect and communicate as we co-create an inclusive and sustainable community for current and future residents. Would you like to be involved in future Sustainable CT efforts, workshops or adhoc committees? Contact: Planning and Development, [email protected] or call the Building and Land Use Office at (860) 627-1447.