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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.

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StamfordNext

  • A nonprofit collaborative supporting new and growing companies in Stamford
  • Provides matching grants
  • Special consideration given to projects that can highlight the city’s unique qualities or promote collaborative activities
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New Haven Innovation Collaborative

  • An “Innovation Place” offering support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the New Haven region
  • Oversees numerous programs, shared facilities, and other initiatives
  • Solicits public input for economic development strategies
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Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

  • A chamber of commerce concentrated on the communities of Wallingford and North Haven while also serving surrounding towns
  • Offers a variety of educational and marketing opportunities
  • Includes a Virtual Marketplace
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MITx

  • An online learning platform from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Advances knowledge and educates students in science, technology, and other areas
  • Free courses and professional certifications available
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MassEcon

  • A statewide nonprofit alliance of private and public sector partners
  • Offers location services and economic research
  • Promotes Massachusetts as a place to do business
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The Massachusetts Business Roundtable

  • A public policy organization comprised of CEOs and senior executives from some of Massachusetts’ largest employers
  • Members work to have an impact on a broad range of social and economic issues
  • Works to develop public policy positions that strengthen Massachusetts’
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Ceres

  • A nonprofit organization working to tackle sustainability challenges
  • Works with influential investors and companies
  • Builds leadership and drives solutions throughout the economy
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Massachusetts Lodging Association

  • Represents a range of hotels, motels, resorts, inns and bed and breakfasts
  • Committed to developing the travel and leisure industry in Massachusetts
  • Provides professional education and networking opportunities
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The Providers’ Council

  • An association of community-based human services agencies
  • The largest human services trade association and widely recognized as the official voice of the private provider industry
  • Numerous opportunities for learning,
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The Ad Club

  • A trade association for marketing, advertising, and communications professionals in New England
  • Focused on networking, education, professional development, advocacy, and diversity
  • Hosts 30 events and programs every year
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New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC)

  • A nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives
  • The voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast
  • Convenes clean energy stakeholders dedicated to growing the state and the region’s clean energy economy
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Greater Boston Real Estate Board

  • The oldest real estate trade association in America
  • Provides education, networking, advocacy and philanthropy
  • Specializes in the development, management, and transactional aspects of real estate projects
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Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

  • A unique public agency supporting business formation and growth in the Massachusetts technology sector
  • Serve as a powerful catalyst, helping turn good ideas into economic opportunity across the Commonwealth
  • Provides business support,
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Cape Cod Young Professionals

  • Creates a supportive community for young people living and working on Cape Cod
  • Provides career development, connection, and civic engagement opportunities
  • Offers opportunity for professional and community connections
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The Beacon Hill Business Association

  • Helps the Beacon Hill business community maintain a lively and harmonious relationship with its residential neighbors
  • Seeks to make the shopping streets in the Boston neighborhood useful and interesting
  • Offers a business district map,
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A Better City

  • A diverse group of business leaders united to enhance Boston and the region’s economic health
  • Conducts work in transportation and infrastructure, land use and development,
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MASCO

  • A non-profit organization serving the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston
  • Provides indispensable programs and services to the LMA
  • Support collaborative efforts on a variety of issues
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Tech Goes Home

  • Provides digital tools to those lacking access to them
  • Aims to provide “equity through opportunity”
  • Maintains several resources to assist aspiring entrepreneurs
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MassHousing

  • An independent, quasi-public agency
  • Provides financing for affordable housing developers and property managers in Massachusetts
  • Additional support including diverse business engagement and community services
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Mass.gov – Working

  • The official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • “Working” section connects to a wealth of business and employment resources
  • Aims to assist businesses and make Massachusetts become a batter place to live,
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LISC Boston

  • Tackles the issues that have the greatest impact on the Boston community
  • Provides financing and leads community improvement initiatives
  • A network of partners dedicated to growing opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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Community Development Partnership

  • A group of community and business leaders committed to strengthening small businesses and building affordable housing
  • Aims to improve the lives of low to moderate income residents of the Lower Cape
  • Offers loans and business assistance
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Coastal Community Capital

  • A community development financial institution issuing loans statewide
  • Offers a wide range of loans including SBA offerings
  • Additional resources such as mentoring and business assistance also available
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Accion

  • A global nonprofit organization
  • Empowers people who are underserved and revolutionizes financial services
  • Helps people, small businesses, and communities grow and thrive
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