Bellingham Economic Development Study

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Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning

July 2018

Bellingham Economic Development Study

The Bellingham Economic Development Study reflects the completion of work to identify economic development opportunities for the Town of Bellingham for retail, office and industrial uses.

The plan lays out a set of recommended goals, strategies, and actions based on the results from a market analysis, existing conditions review, and community outreach. Recommended goals, strategies and actions focus on marketing Bellingham’s existing and potential future amenities to attract more visitors and business activity; concentrating development in the existing economic corridors of Hartford Avenue, Route 140, and Pulaski Boulevard; and growing industry sectors identified in the market study as holding the potential for growth – healthcare, specialized food establishments, mixed-use first-floor retail (particularly in clothing and home furnishings), small office uses, wholesale trade, and warehousing.