Important Links

  • Community Economic Development Fund: CEDF has numerous loan products to assist small business owners who have problems obtaining traditional financing; CEDF provides loans with flexible terms to ensure business success.
  • Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority: Programs that encourage brownfields redevelopment by reducing costs, eliminating environmental uncertainty, and simplifying the regulatory process.
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association: The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) is a professional service organization, recognized as the most effective advocate for business in the state. We work at the state Capitol on behalf of our 10,000 members, and they rely on our products, services, and information to grow and compete in a global economy.
  • Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development: The Department of Economic and Community Development develops and implements strategies to attract and retain businesses and jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and communities, ensure quality housing, and foster appropriate development in Connecticut's towns and cities.
  • Connecticut Economic Resource Center: CERC is a nonprofit company funded primarily by utility companies with a mission of promoting Connecticut as a competitive business location. We specialize in economic development, research, and marketing for local, regional, state, and utility economic development entities.
  • CEDS: In 2001 and 2002, 22 towns in Northeastern Connecticut worked together to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for submission to the US Economic Development Administration. An update for 16 towns is in the process.
  • Connecticut Innovations: Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.
  • Connecticut Licensing Info Center: Get instant access to the business licensing information you need to succeed.
  • CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s Manufacturing Resource Center: CONNSTEP delivers everything you need to improve your manufacturing business. We're the first place to look whether you want to implement a Lean Manufacturing program, get your ISO certification, or explore innovative ways to grow your manufacturing business.
  • Connecticut Community Investment Corporation: Connecticut Community Investment Corporation (CTCIC) is a non-profit economic development lender. It provides Connecticut's small business owners with access to capital that may not be available elsewhere. In addition, it provides financing opportunities for expanding businesses looking to purchase real estate and/or machinery and equipment.
  • Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC): Providing free technical and management assistance to Connecticut small business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism District: The Eastern Regional Tourism District is a non-profit, publicly-funded organization dedicated to the sustained growth of the tourism industry in eastern Connecticut.
  • Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB): The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) works with local, state, and federal Legislators, Chief Elected Officials, and businesses to ensure that the constantly changing needs of the Eastern Connecticut’s employers and job-seekers are met in a manner that keeps Eastern Connecticut at the forefront of industry & technology.
  • Killingly Business Association, Inc.: Town wide local business association.
  • Northeast Connecticut Chamber of Commerce: Whether you're planning to relocate to Connecticut's northeast or visit our area for a short time, we are confident that our business community is anxious to make your time here pleasant and productive.
  • Northeast Connecticut Economic Alliance: The Northeast CT Economic Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides business development resources to both existing and startup small and medium sized manufacturing and service companies seeking to expand, diversity, retain business, or improve operations.
  • Northeast District Department of Health: Whether you have questions about health programs, communicable diseases, water quality, food protection, environmental programs, or emergency preparedness, we have answers!
  • Small Business Authority: The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services.
  • CT Small Business Development Center: Workshops, Counseling & Consulting for Entrepreneurs & Potential Entrepreneurs
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  • Tourism - Regional - Mystic Country: Eastern CT Regional Tourism Information
  • Tourism - State: Residents, potential residents, businesses in Connecticut, and those considering Connecticut for their next location should all know that this state offers what we believe is the nation's best quality of life and most nurturing business environment. Check out the YBIC site to learn about doing business, living, working, and playing in Connecticut.
  • Women's Business Development Center: The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501 © 3 non-profit micro-enterprise development organization whose goal is to increase economic independence for women. This is accomplished through Small Business and Professional Development Training - specifically, small business and micro-enterprise training, career assistance, networking, and access to applicable resources.