Who We Are


Strategy at a Glance

Willimantic is an ethnically diverse, culturally rich urban haven for artists, entrepreneurs, and academia surrounded by countryside. Proud of its well preserved industrial roots and Victorian age heritage, Thread City residents enjoy living in a town which encourages creative expression and risk taking. The river, which once powered the mills, is treasured as a natural resource for contemplation and recreation. We welcome visitors, new residents, and businesses to find themselves in Willimantic.

The Willimantic Downtown Partnerhsip's (Thread City Development Inc.) mission is to return downtown Willimantic to vibrancy by fostering partnerships that facilitate community initiatives; supporting and attracting businesses; improving the physical value and appeal of the community; and promoting those efforts.

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Find Yourself in Willimantic

Goals: Willimantic 20/20
Goal I Organization: Increase the impact of Willimantic Downtown Partnership by strengthening its infrastructure and collaborative relationships.
Goal II-Economic Enhancement: Create and implement an economic development plan in collaboration with the city.
Goal III Promotion: Continue to enhance the image of downtown through retail promotions, special events, and branding. Increasing the social value of downtown will increase the economic value of the district.
Goal IV Design: Improving the physical value and appeal of downtown through both new construction and rehabilitation of historic and under-utilized buildings. Encourage design of public spaces for walking and gathering.






Website Developed & Maintained by:

Thread City Development
P.O Box 1257
Willimantic, CT 06226

860.455.4673 info@willimanticdowntown.org

WillimanticDowntown.org was partially funded by a grant from Connecticut Main Street Center and the ‘Preservation of Place’ program in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office with funds from Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut
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