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Connecticut Resource
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

  • Offer early support to startup businesses
  • Resources include capital, office space, mentoring, and training
  • May be geared to specific industries such as healthcare or insurtech

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Blue Tech

  • Organizations in southeastern Connecticut centered around the Thames River and Long Island Sound
  • Local and regional entities supporting businesses in the defense sector
  • Additional support related to marine trades, environment, and tourism

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Business Organizations

  • Provide support to both new and established businesses
  • Financing, networking, marketing, and other services
  • May be focused on specific municipalities or regions

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CDFIs

  • Community development financial institutions providing support to economically distressed areas
  • Offer financing and other resources and programs
  • Support affordable housing and economic revitalization efforts

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Chambers of Commerce

  • Promote businesses in municipalities and regions
  • Primarily focus on networking and marketing
  • Other resources offered include leadership training or economic development initiatives

Go to Chambers of Commerce

Trade Associations

  • Promote the interests of individual professions and industries
  • Typically involved in legislative advocacy at state and federal level
  • May provide additional services such as networking and 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.

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Community

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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 Tech.

Community

Search thousands of listings to find the right businesses and services to help your enterprise.
Create a Listing

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.