Developer: Proposed East Hartford logistics center expected to create 2,000 jobs

Massachusetts-based National Development met with the East Hartford Town Council Tuesday night to give a detailed look at its proposed four-building manufacturing, research and development and logistics hub near Rentschler Field, a project that could create about 2,000 permanent jobs and generate an estimated $4 million in new annual tax revenue, the developers said. According to National Development’s presentation, the project will include two flex manufacturing facilities near the existing Cabelas outdoor retail store: an 80,000-square-foot, one-story building and a 75,000-square-foot, two-story building. East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh said he’s “very much in favor of the project” and it has been well received by council members. Representatives from National Development will be at a follow-up meeting about the project at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Goodwin University. The developer expects to file its master plan with the town in mid-March.

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