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Milford Focuses on Tourism

City hopes to boost its local economy

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The city’s Economic Development Commission will take the lead in attracting more tourists to Milford. 

Mayor Benjamin G. Blake said he asked the EDC to add tourism to its agenda. 

“By adding tourism to the agenda we are demonstrating there is a commitment from the city to build this industry,” Blake said in a release. “Our city boats 17 miles of shoreline, hotels, fabulous restaurants, shopping and easy access from boats, cars and trains.”

Economic Development Director Julie Nash will begin data collection, which will result in an economic impact study. 

“This study will help us determine who is coming to our city, why are they here and how do we get them back,” Nash said in a release. 

EDC Chairman Robert Kapusta said he’d like to see the city encourage residents to enjoy a “stay-cation” in Milford because the city has so much to offer. 


Fake Name June 06, 2014 at 12:53 PM
What can tourists do in Milford that they can't do better in West Haven, Ledyard or Guilford?
MrT June 07, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Maybe they should concentrate on stopping the murders in Milford first?
Gary Tobin June 07, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Tourists to Milford? Rest assure the data collected from the "tourist" flocking to Milford's shorelines will not be included in their "data collection summary". The shorelines and their attached streets looks like a Super Storm hit them and the houses look like bombs landed on them. Drive the shore line or walk the beaches and view all the homes boarded up, broken down, for sale signs and condemned signs. Focus on inland attractions, SHOPPING ON THE POST ROAD OR MALL.
Tmc June 07, 2014 at 01:13 PM
Why would anyone use a beach here that was shut down 15 tines last year because of bacteria in the water? Most in the state too! The beaches are filthy; they never get combed and are full of sand fleas. I stopped going many years ago.

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