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    GROWTH AND SUCCESS OF SCIENCE PARK CONTINUE AS NEW TENANT OPENS ITS DOORS

    (7/22/2010) HAVEN- At a news conference today, The New Haven Regional Contractors Alliance is announced the opening of its new home at 4 Science Park (formerly located at 560 Ella Grasso Boulevard).

    Now in its tenth year, the non-profit corporation continues its commitment to provide services to small, minority and women-owned construction businesses by assisting them to acquire the technical and management skills needed to compete successfully in the construction industry. The New Haven Regional Contractors’ Alliance is a strategic alliance of business and government. It brings together senior executives of leading construction companies, owners, public agencies, small, minority and women-owned contracting firms, as well as construction industry associations dedicated to increasing the number and size of construction contracts awarded to small, minority and women –owned businesses.

    Science Park’s convenient proximity to downtown and many of the construction projects underway and soon to be started in the City and at Yale University makes the Contractors Alliance’s new location ideal. This well-situated location will allow for contractors to more easily access project blue prints and specifications, have access to technical assistance, increase the availability of workshops and seminars, and provide greater educational resources to its members.

    “This move significantly increases the availability of services to New Haven contractors,” said Jack Scarmozza Chairman of the Contractors’ Alliance.

    “The continued success of Science Park is important for New Haven and symbolic of our City’s ability to grow even in these global troubled financial times. I’m pleased to see the Contractors Alliance establish its new home in this emerging business hub of the City,” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. “This move will allow for increased collaboration between the Contractors Alliance, the Science Park Literacy and Employment Center and other entities while exposing contractors to Science Park Development business opportunities.”

    "Locating the Contractor's Alliance in space adjacent to the Literacy and Employment Center demonstrates Science Park Development Corporation's (SPDC) continued and expanded commitment to provide the Dixwell/Newhallville communities access to specific job and work opportunities. SPDC believes that this location will also produce contracting opportunities for members of the Contractor's Alliance in Science Park” said David Silverstone, Chairman, Science Park Development Corporation.

    Over the last four years, Science Park has seen more activity and investment than in the last twenty years combined. Major projects completed include the complete renovation and almost full occupancy of 25 Science Park, the completion of a new $30 million, 1,186 garage with ground level retail and streetscape improvements along Winchester Avenue and the renovation of 344 Winchester, which was vacant for almost four years and now contains office and warehouse uses and has been given new façades along Winchester Avenue and Division Street façade and extensive landscaping. Science Park is also home to many growing businesses such Higher One, YouRenew and Vion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “Clearly, Science Park is becoming one of the City’s true economic engines,” said Kelly Murphy, New Haven’s Economic Development Administrator.

    For additional information on the services provided by the New Haven Regional Contractors’ Alliance, please call 203-553-7705.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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