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Ask the Economic Development Coordinator

We're meeting with Art DeSorbo, East Haven's economic development coordinator, tomorrow afternoon. And we want to know what questions you want us to ask him.

Economic development is an important issue in .

Whether it's empty storefronts or news of companies like to another area, the need to enhance and re-energize the town's business climate is a frequent topic among residents — including right here in the comment threads on East Haven Patch.

And so, we're sitting down with Art DeSorbo, East Haven economic development coordinator, Tuesday afternoon to review his office's priorities and plans for the near future.

In addition, we want to know what questions YOU would like East Haven Patch to ask the coordinator. What are the important areas you would like Mr. DeSorbo to address when it comes to improving economic development in town?

Post your questions in the comments section below, and we'll be printing them out and bringing them along with us to ask during our interview with the coordinator.

Then, we'll be relaying DeSorbo's answers in a follow up article.

So: What would you ask the economic development coordinator? Let us know below!

Bob Fawkes March 13, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Home Goods is part of TJX corp which also operates the TJ Maxx store on Frontage Road. I wonder if the TJ Maxx store will be next go if they can't line up a favorable lease agreement when their current lease ends. Does Mr. Desorbo know when TJ Maxx's lease ends and if so, how will he keep them in East Haven.
CAjones March 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Well one way he can't do it according to YOU, is to offer any tax incentives. Because those would be reserved for Mom & Poo MAXX..... Maybe you can get a job as advisor.......LMAO
Bob Fawkes March 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Mr. Jones, why do you feel the need to speak for Mr. Desorbo and tell him which questions he should answer, if he were you? He is not you, at least I don't think he is you, so he'll man up and answer the questions. Being Joe Maturo's "right hand man" does NOT qualify one to be the town's Economic Development Coordinator. Answer ALL the questions Mr. Desorbo. Thank you.
Julie Weisberg March 13, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Everyone: Thank you to those who took the time to post some thoughtful questions for Mr. DeSorbo. I'll have the follow up article posted sometime tomorrow. And so, this post is now closed to further comments.
Julie Weisberg March 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Everyone: Just a quick update to let you know that I will be filing the story from my interview with Mr. DeSorbo tomorrow morning. There is actually quite a bit of activity to report on — so stay tuned!

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