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Tony Bialecki

VP of Economic Development

Tony Bialecki brings more than 35 years of development experience to the Vita Nuova Team. He has worked with a wide range of public and private stakeholders to generate economic development opportunities, leading to increased job growth and significant real estate and business investments.

Mr. Bialecki has worked with buyers, tenants, and sellers of real property to locate, relocate, and expand businesses and create investment opportunities. He has also collaborated with municipalities to identify potential businesses and investors interested in revitalizing distressed areas.

As a former economic development specialist for the utility industry and market leader for Vita Nuova, Mr. Bialecki has specific expertise in the disposition of coal and natural gas power plants, petrochemical facilities, and refineries. He routinely works with developers, economic development professionals, energy developers, and manufacturers to secure sites that can be redeveloped for new uses. He has been involved in sourcing developers and users of some of the toughest areas of the country. Most recently, he led the effort to identify new users for a 1200-acre natural gas extraction and storage area, a portion of which led to the attraction of a plastic recycler to produce recycled fast-food containers. Just prior to that, he led efforts to sell a former petrochemical facility for industrial hydrogen.

During his 35 years of economic development work, he managed public and private development projects, including area-wide plans for the reuse of older industrial districts, remediation of brownfield sites, demolition of vacant industrial and commercial structures, and the construction of new mixed-use development and municipal infrastructure. Mr. Bialecki was the former Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of New Haven.