Wilton guidebook helps businesses

The town has produced a Guide to Opening or Expanding a Business in Wilton for the benefit of entrepreneurs thinking of setting up shop here.

The guide takes the business owner step by step through the town’s review process.

“We are excited to introduce the Guide to Opening or Expanding a Business in Wilton,” said Bob Nerney, the town’s planning director, in a statement. “Whether a business is large or small, our goal is to provide personalized customer service. We strive to make the process as clear and easy as possible, all while ensuring a safe, functional and attractive project.”

The opening of a new or expanded business requires multiple levels of review by a variety of town departments. Some of these reviews are straightforward, while other reviews and approvals are more involved, depending on the type of business, legal structure, planned construction activity, and site location.

The guide will help prospective or expanding businesses of any size navigate through their project by providing a checklist, highlighting things to consider before opening or expanding a business, and giving town department contact information. Interactive links in the guide take the reader to relevant website pages for more information.

The guide will be available on the town website, wiltonct.org, on the Planning and Zoning Department and Building Department pages. It will also be featured on the Wilton Economic Development Commission’s website, wiltonedc.org. Printed copies will also be made available at the various land use departments in town hall.

The guide was developed as a joint effort by the Planning and Zoning, Building, Environmental Affairs, and Health departments along with feedback from local business owners.