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The Midstate Chamber of Commerce takes a proactive leadership role in moving, improving and positively changing the communities we serve. Through our daily participation, we cause results and create a roadmap for our future.

No projects ever get done by themselves. They require vision and action through leadership; that is where the Midstate Chamber of Commerce makes a difference. We inform and engage our staff and membership in the economic development, workforce development and business development projects in the towns we serve and in the region.

Below is a sampling of the many projects we have been involved with and will continue to be involved with:

Economic and Community Development (ED)

  • Innovation Places Grant Opportunities
  • Workforce Alliance Board and Committees
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Meriden Choice Neighborhood grant
  • City Plan of Conservation & Development
  • Meriden City Center Initiative
  • Meriden Economic Development Corp. (MEDCO)
  • Flood Control Implementation Agency
  • Brownfields and Blight Committee
  • HUB Reuse Committee
  • Factory H Reuse Committee
  • Young Business Leaders of Connecticut

Business Development

  • Information Technology Zone (ITZ)
  • Wi-fi in downtown & Hubbard Park
  • Connecticut Main Street Program
  • Tourism Committee
  • Developer site tours
  • Downtown parking study
  • Arts in Downtown study
  • Meriden Real Estate Showcase
  • Chamber Real Estate Committee
  • CEDAS Community Builders Institute
  • Largest toll-free calling area
  • Low-cost member health insurance programs

Government Relations


  • South Central Region Council of Governments (SCRCOG): View UPDATE of Rt. 5 Corridor Study Here.  6/2020
  • State-wide Transportation Strategy Board (TSB)
  • New Haven to Springfield Commuter Rail Study
  • Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) Committees
  • New Haven Comprehensive ED Strategy - CEDS

Communities grow through leadership. Yes, we can help you make a difference in our community and in our region by joining with the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. We will get you connected to the leaders and leadership opportunities that can benefit you and your business.

If you would like to work with us to make a difference and are not yet a Chamber member, you can join today!