Energy & Innovation Park (Phases 1 and 2)
Being hailed as one of the most significant private sector investments in state history, the Energy Innovation Park, LLC will construct a 19.98 megawatt fuel cell grid on the Stanley Black and Decker campus. This will be the first phase of several in the $1 billion privately funded project. The project will provide 3,000 jobs and generate tax revenues upwards of $45 million for the City of New Britain throughout the 20 year span.
This project will create high end construction jobs, high tech manufacturing jobs, and numerous skilled electrical jobs. The soon to be data center will offer data storage and protection to numerous different fields such as educational institutions, government entities, and private sector businesses.
“This is a game-changer in terms of high-tech jobs, high-speed data processing and clean energy, and we applaud the DEEP and its RFP (request for proposals) process and the evaluation team for having the vision to recognize not only the clean energy benefits of this project, but also its transformative power as an important first step to a significant economic development opportunity for both New Britain and the state,” said Mark Wick, a partner with EIP, LLC.
The data center will bring thousands of more professionals to the city’s downtown area to work, live, and be entertained.