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  • Economic Development Commission

    Welcome to the Essex Economic Development Commission. We provide information for current and prospective Essex businesses. The Essex Economic Development Commission was formed by a town meeting in 1998 with a simple mission: serve as an advocate for local businesses and work to preserve an adequate balance between business and residential properties. Essex, rated the best small town in America, is a historic community situated along the Connecticut River. In addition to a healthy tourism trade, Essex is home to many small and medium sized businesses. A low property tax rate combined with some of the most beautiful surroundings anywhere make Essex the place to locate your home and your business! Susan Malan serves as our Economic Developer Consultant and can be reached at 860-767-4340 ext. 220 or

  • Essex Park & Recreation

    Essex Park and Recreation is dedicated to building the community through our parks and programs. We offer a variety of different programs for all ages. Some of our most popular programs include Summer Camp, Cooking with Kids, Slamma Jamma Basketball Camp, Tennis, and Floor Hockey, amongst others. Essex Park and Recreation also prides itself in hosting many parades and festivals. The Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival, Summer Concert Series, and the Essex go Bragh Parade are just a few of our biggest events.  Through maintaining our parks and providing many programs for all to enjoy, we hope to bring those in the community together while keeping everyone involved and active!

Contact Us

Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email