Situated on 40 square miles in picturesque Windham County, the Town of Canterbury captures the personality and beauty of rural New England. Reminiscent of a time when neighbors were friends and family came first, Canterbury has a relatively small population of 5,006 residents.
Canterbury has room to grow for families and businesses alike. Small home-based businesses thrive in the conducive environment and there is still plenty of affordable land for larger businesses to establish and grow. Building costs are more affordable than other parts of the state.
While primarily an agricultural community, Canterbury is in close proximity to major markets; Boston and New York are within easy driving distances. Highway access is convenient and access to primary interstates is available through Routes 395, 169 and 14. Rail and air transportation is also conveniently located close by.
Canterbury boasts a high quality of life and is the perfect place to raise a family. Students attend local Canterbury Elementary School (K-4) and Helen Baldwin Middle School (5-8). Students can then choose from a number of quality high schools within the area. Many students choose to remain in the area after graduation to attend one of the numerous institutions of higher education.
The Town is close to such institutions as Quinebaug Valley Community College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Three Rivers Community College and the state’s flagship University of Connecticut. There is access to a highly trained workforce who demonstrate a Yankee work ethic.
Canterbury also boasts a diversified workforce from agriculture, construction, plumbing and electric, welding, drafting and machining, professional services, to ready and able hi tech expertise such as computers, website design and maintenance, technical writing skills, to name just a few!
Employers will find a wide array of local training resources to assist them with their future workforce needs. There are also numerous economic development resources available to assist businesses located within the town.
Year-round recreation abounds in Canterbury for young and old alike, whether it’s equestrian sports, fishing, tennis, baseball, track, canoeing, white water rafting or just enjoying a hike through our pristine rolling countryside.
Contact the Canterbury Economic Development Commission today at 860-546-6857 and let’s discuss how we can help your business grow.