Beacon Falls was incorporated in 1871. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the town began to grow and thrive because of its industrial economic base, with multiple manufacturing companies locating here. The Naugatuck River was a valuable resource, as its waters were harnessed for benefits in aiding industry.
Today, the town's industrial history is experiencing a revival, and Beacon Falls is now poised to take advantage of global markets. Its key assets make it the place for your business to locate.
Location: Beacon Falls is midway between New York City and Boston. It is positioned along Route 8 close to Interstate 84 to the north and Interstate 95 to the south and is only one hour away from Bradley International Airport. The MetroNorth Railway stops in town, and alternate truck routes are available.
Real estate: Beacon Falls has an inventory of commercial, industrial, and retail spaces available that range from existing buildings to “ready to build” sites. The town is home to two industrial parks and plenty of land zoned for commercial activity.
Workforce: Because of Beacon Falls’ central location, it is surrounded by a ready and eager workforce in the towns and cities nearby. Connecticut is home to nearly 200,000 students from 40 institutions of higher education. Accordingly, Beacon Falls’ residents are well-educated, with 31% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, and technically-trained, with 16% of the town’s workforce employed in manufacturing.
Town government: Town leaders and land use board and commission members are here to guide you. We have a great working relationship with regional and state economic development professionals, too. Their attitudes, experience, and networks will allow your project to reach fruition in a short amount of time and with great cost savings.
Quality of life: When you move your business to Beacon Falls, you can be sure that your workforce will be living in a thriving and active community. The Town is home to trendy millstyle apartments, large homes on sprawling lots, and everything in between. The Naugatuck River offers exciting outdoor recreational opportunities, and the town’s historic buildings provide fascinating cultural amenities.