There is a great deal of discussion these days in Wilton about how to increase the tax base (the grand list) by bringing in businesses and corporations and increasing the number and the size of retail home sales, thus increasing existing home values. This is a hot topic with the Economic Development Commission and the Board of Finance. Many methods and ideas have been put forward. But there is an answer (not the only answer) that will not require leadership, organization, or even a penny of expense. The way is for Wilton to be known for its small-town values.
There are ways in a small town of treating one another that disappear in larger communities.