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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Bridgeport
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bridgeport Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Bristol
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bristol Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Danbury
Housatonic Industrial Development Corporation
A public-private partnership that was established to oversee the creation and implementation of a strategic economic development plan for the Housatonic Valley Region. In order to make it as...View details

Danbury
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Danbury Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Groton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Groton Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Hartford
Commercial Loan Partners, Inc (CLP)
Works with banks and other third party lenders throughout the state to provide long-term capital for business expansion and thus promote economic development. SBA 504 loans from Commercial Loan...View details

Hartford
Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Hartford
Serves potential startup and established business owners throughout CT. Offering networking opportunities, workshops and much more....View details

Hartford
Small Business Administration (SBA) Connecticut District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Hartford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hartford Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Hartford
State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development
The state´s lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs all of which are designed to enhance Connecticut´s communities and business and housing...View details

Meriden
Community Economic Development Fund
Strengthens neighborhood economies by providing flexible financial and technical support to small businesses, community organizations and initiatives in targeted communities throughout Connecticut....View details

Middletown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Middletown Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Milford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Milford Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

New Haven
Connecticut Community Investment Corporation, LDC (CTCIC)
CTCIC is the no. 1 SBA 504 Priority Certified Development Corporation for owner occupied real estate and machinery/equipment loans and the SBA Micro-Loan Intermediary Lender for start-up and...View details

New Haven
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) New Haven Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Newtown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Newtown Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Norwalk
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Norwalk Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Rocky Hill
Connecticut Business Development Corporation
The Connecticut Development Authority provides debt financing and investment capital to help businesses grow in Connecticut. ...View details

Stamford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Stamford Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Storrs
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Center
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Trumbull
Trumbull Economic Development
Trumbull Economic Development Program assists in obtaining permits, finding locations for your business, and can help you find business resources in the area....View details

Waterbury
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Waterbury Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Waterford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Waterford Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Willimantic
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Willimantic Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC)
CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides clients with objective research, marketing and economic development services to support Connecticut's business competitiveness....View details

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