Existing businesses in Ashford are diverse. While some businesses serve the local community and regional customers through an expanding tourism and commuter trade, Ashford is also home to a mix of manufacturing and service businesses with national and international customers.
- Ashford has a total of 293 active businesses, according to data from the CT Secretary of State
- The major employers in town include Pith Products, June Norcross Webster Boy Scouts Reservation, North Fenton River Veterinary Clinic, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, ToolMax, Ashford School and the Town of Ashford.
- Ashford agricultural-based businesses include working dairy farms, orchards and greenhouses.
- There are 14 construction firms based in Ashford, employing 40 individuals.
- The 8 retail establishments in Ashford include Dollar General on Route 74. All told, retail employs 45 people in Ashford.
- Ashford’s unemployment rate is 6.3 percent (as of June 2021).
Source: Advance CT 2021 Town Profile
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