Economic Development Commission

Small Business Support during COVID-19:

Phase Two Reopening Target Moved to June 17

Governor Lamont Announces Distribution of Infrared Thermometers to Eligible Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Places of Worship

Businesses planning to reopen May 20 must self-certify they are following COVID-19 guidelines:


Labor department launches NEW SYSTEM TODAY 4/30 for self-employed to apply for federal unemployment benefits!

Health and government officials on small business support during COVID-19

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program Info For Small Businesses

Coronavirus Business Recovery, CT Small Business Development Center

4.9.20 Call with Governor Lamont and State & Federal Leaders

Windham Chamber website with resources

Tolland County Chamber website with resources


4.24.20 SBA Webinar

Message from CT Department of Economic


Click here to view meeting minutes and agendas.

Mission Statement:
The Andover Economic Development Commission’s mission is to focus on bringing new business into town for the purpose of increasing town revenue to reduce or maintain tax levels as well as retain current businesses. We need to create a business friendly environment. We would also like to preserve the history of Andover where we can.

We are:

  • Working to retain and assist existing businesses;
  • Working to attract new low-impact business development to Andover that will increase tax revenues, and provide desirable goods, services and employment opportunities.

Our goal is to develop the business community while preserving Andover’s quality of life.


Business Directory:

Town of Andover EDC Business Directory

Interested in growing your business? Call Elaine Buchardt: 860-202-4619

Want to update the Business Directory? 

Please email your information to


Commission Members:

Five Members appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who shall serve two year terms.

Member Name:                                             Term Ends

Elaine Buchardt ( D ) Chair                          6-30-21

Patrick Ira Dougherty ( D )                           6-30-21

Catherine Palazzi ( R )                                   6-30-21

Lori Blake ( R )                                               6-30-21

Catherine Magaldi-Lewis ( D )                    6-30-21


Helpful Documents:

CRCOG Route 6 Hop River Corridor, Transportation Study Executive Summary

LADA Route 6 Hop River Corridor, Executive Summary