Making Meriden



Meriden’s business leaders celebrated the grand opening of the new “Making Meriden Business Center” in downtown Meriden on Monday, March 1, 2018 at 5pm. Located at 5 Colony Street, the launch of this new storefront is being spearheaded by Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), with funding support from several private and government partners.

The Business Center is positioned in historic downtown Meriden in anticipation of the next phase of Meriden’s downtown revitalization. “This new location will provide convenient ‘concierge’ type services to downtown property and business owners and help link prospective businesses to available business development programs.  We also now have a centralized meeting space for economic development meetings, training, events, and workshops supporting local businesses, “ said Thomas Welsh, President of MEDCO.

“With resources and budgets stretched thin everywhere, we are extremely pleased that several partners, including MEDCO, Liberty Bank, TD Bank, Eversource, the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center, and the CT Main Street Center, stepped up to provide financial and in-kind support to make this downtown center a reality,” said Juliet Burdelski, the City’s Director of Economic Development. “We expect this added visibility in the immediate downtown will spur new business development downtown."

The Making Meriden Business Center will be managed by lifelong Meriden resident and business development specialist, David Cooley with staffing support from Connecticut Main Street Center.  “With our new park, available retail spaces, pending commuter rail service, and new housing, downtown Meriden is now positioned for a rebirth. I am excited to bring my business experience to assist in “Making Meriden” all it can be,”said Cooley.

”The Midstate Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue its downtown presence through this initiative”, said Chamber President Sean Moore. “We also would like to recognize Silver City Properties for their commitment to hosting the Making Meriden Center and for their continued efforts to improving downtown Meriden.”

The downtown business office will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday through Friday and by appointment. Visitors to the Making Meriden Center will have access to maps, list of available properties for lease or for sale, and information on the incentives and other programs available for business expansion and new business development.  2-hour free parking is available.  



David Cooley
Making Meriden Business Center
5 Colony Street
Meriden, CT 06450