Professional Profile: Christopher Edge 2016

Christopher Edge - 2016

Name: Christopher Edge - 2016

Title: Economic Development Director

Company: Town of Berlin

Location: The Geographic Center of Connecticut

Birthplace: Norwalk, CT

Family: Married with 3 kids

College:  Eastern Connecticut State University

First job unrelated to your current field: Paperboy

First job in current field: Rep - 800 line @ CERC

What your firm do now and its plans for the future?  We have seen great activity in the past year, in the retail, office and industrial sectors.  Our focus in 2016 is the Kensington Village which houses our historic 1900s Train Station.  From there, you will be able to ride north or south over 15 times a day when the New Haven/Springfield Rail is running in 2018.  Additionally, working to help Berlin manufacturers to grow and find qualified labor.

Hobbies:  Soccer, playing with my kids, trying to be a great dad and foster dad

Favorite novel: “Snake” – Ken Stabler

Favorite film: “Heat” (DeNiro/Pacino)

Keys to success: Believe there is a way to do it, even when people tell you otherwise…

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Elon Musk

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Run a non-profit helping children in foster care.