Milford economic development report for July


Labor Statistics June 2012

                           Labor Force                     Employed               Unemployed          Percentage
Milford                         31,195                        28,970                          2,225                7.1
CONNECTICUT       1,938,300                   1,774,900                         163,500                8.4
U.S.                      156,385,000                143,202,000                   13,184,000               8.4

Permitting Activity June 2012


In June 2012 The City of Milford issued 130 building permits with a construction value of $4,718,881.
(This does not include 174 mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits with a construction value of $1,153,211)

In May 2012 The City of Milford issued 127 building permits with a construction value of $ $3,791,349.51.
In April 2012 The City of Milford issued 128 building permits with a construction value of $5,399,558. 

Permits issued in June included six commercial or industrial projects with a construction value of over $100,000, including a major tenant fit up for LAMOR (Larsen Marine Oil Recovery) corporation.  The company develops, manufactures, and supplies best available technology (BAT) oil spill recovery equipment and services.

Economic Activity

The Showcase Cinema site on Cherry St has been sold for $5.8 mil to Cerruzzi Properties. 
Colony Grill will be opening in the place formerly occupied by Harrison’s.  Colony has sites in Stamford, Fairfield and Avon.
Paul’s Famous Hamburgers will open again under new ownership.  Henry Healey III is one of the investors. 
Bags on the Green will be opening at 43 River Street in the former TJ’s Liquor store location.  The store will feature handbags and accessories.
Black Bear Restaurant closed in the CT Post Mall.
Tri-State Diesel has been approved for a 19,500sf addition to the rear of the existing building at 312 Woodmont Road.  Tri-State is using the building for Kenworth truck sales, service and repairs.  The addition would increase bays from 6 to 20.
The Crushed Grape opened at 254 Melba St.

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