Press Release M Clark CT05: Mike Clark’s Policies Bring Economic Success to Town
Mike Clark’s Policies Bring Economic Success to Town
February 1, 2012
On January 27, the Town of Farmington released a statement citing its firm placement as the “Economic Hub of Connecticut.” Its January business breakfast hosted the highest attendance yet, with approximately 200 representatives.
Flourishing business in Farmington is a direct result of Mike Clark’s six years as the town’s chief elected official. Under Mike Clark’s tenure, Farmington boasts:
- An unemployment rate of 5.4% – that is 2.4% lower than Connecticut as a whole*;
- The third lowest mill rate of the 40 towns and cities in the metro Hartford region;
- Class A office vacancy rate 5% lower than Greater Hartford as a whole; and
- Industrial vacancy rate lower than the Greater Hartford market by more than a factor of three.
Farmington has also increased its grand list and employment each year despite the economic downturn. It’s irrefutable: Businesses continue to choose Farmington, stay in town, and add jobs because of Mike Clark’s successful, business-friendly policies.
While Mike Clark has positioned Farmington for further renovation and expansion, the Democrats in Hartford have spun the state towards deficit and the recent bond rating downgrade that is likely to cost the state dearly in future debt financing. The financial implications are disastrous, and we must ensure that change will come in 2012.
While other candidates may offer rhetoric about job creation, Mike Clark is the only candidate in the field with a proven track record of economic development success in public office.
*CT Department of Labor Statistics, December 2011.