Economic Development Commission (EDC)

Welcome to Tolland, Connecticut’s Economic Development Website.  The Economic Development Commission consists of five members and two alternates who bring to the Commission a variety of community and professional experiences.  Its members understand the needs of businesses and developers yet also incorporate their perspectives as residents and local business owners in their commitment to fostering economic growth in Tolland and attracting and maintaining businesses in town.  The EDC works with an accomplished and dedicated Town staff to promote business development and to assist new projects through every step of the Town approval process. More

Some Key Facts:

  • Interstate I-84 bisects Tolland
  • Over 62,000 vehicles per day passing through Tolland
  • CT Route 195 - prime entrance into Tolland (aka Husky Way)
  • Route 195 leads to the University of Connecticut
  • 69% of residents have a college bachelor degree or higher
  • Weekly Farmers' Market on the Tolland Green

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lynn Bielawiec Staff Liaison (860) 871-3662
Heidi Samokar, AICP Staff Liaison (860) 871-3601

Board Members

Name Title
Gregory M. Williams Chairman
Richard Allen Member
Stephen Hurlbut Member
Ernst Renner Member
Markus Muhlhauser Alternate
Kevin A. Bouley Vice Chairman
Board Vacancy Alternate