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Connecticut Government & Foundation Organizations

From local chambers of commerce to statewide trade groups, Connecticut is full of organizations that can assist your business. Find the professionals who can enhance your company with everything from grants to networking opportunities.

Accelerators and Incubators

These organizations offer crucial support to startup businesses, including capital, office space, mentoring, and training. Incubators and accelerators may be geared to specific industries, such as biotech or insurance.

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Blue Economy

The "Blue Economy" refers to the sustainable use of ocean resources to support economic growth. The organizations in this section relate to the Blue Economy based around the Thames River and Long Island Sound in southeastern Connecticut.

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Business Organizations

Business organizations support both new and established businesses through networking opportunities, educational events, and other assistance. These organizations are sometimes focused on specific regions or municipalities.

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CDFIs

Community development financial institutions work to support economically distressed areas through financing and other resources and programs. These organizations work to support economic development and affordable housing and economic revitalization.

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Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of commerce help promote businesses in municipalities or regions through networking and marketing opportunities. Chambers provide additional resources as well, such as leadership training or economic development initiatives.

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Trade Associations

Trade associations work for the interests of individual professions and industries. They are typically involved in legislative advocacy and offer opportunities to network with similar professionals, while some offer additional services such as certification training.

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News

Latest news on local, state, and federal business trends.
In-person and online events from state and local organizations.

Resources

Major topics facing the entrepreneur explained.
Government and foundation organizations that can assist your business.
Improve your business knowledge.
Learn how to access local, state and federal funding sources.
Discover where your business plan might need improvement.
Business courses for comprehensive learning.
Learn more about the region’s Blue Economy.

Community

Search thousands of listings to find the right businesses and services to help your enterprise.
Share your story, ask questions, or pitch partnerships to improve collaboration among the local small business community.
Get personalized resources and make connections with other businesses with a free account.