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  • AdvanceCT, formerly Connecticut Economic Research Center, works with a variety of audiences
  • Strives to make CT a better place to live, work, and have a business
  • Assists companies in growth, location choice, and building the local economy


AdvanceCT collaborates with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to bring together businesses, government, higher education, and non-profits. The organization offers a variety of services to assist both businesses and partner organizations.

Who’s it for?

New and existing businesses looking to start, or grow in Connecticut.


AdvanceCT strives to build a place where business, government, higher education and nonprofits come together to implement high impact and inclusive economic development solutions to advance overall competitiveness in Connecticut.

Resources & Services

Business Advancement

AdvanceCT offers a number of helpful resources to entrepreneurs, including a new business checklist, Resource Wizard, license search, and guide on Connecticut business requirements. It also helps connect businesses with the real estate and municipalities that are best suited for their venture.

Partner Advancement

AdvanceCT offers programs, technologies, and expertise to help its partners improve their businesses. These resources include a variety of analyses and other research, municipal trainings and partnerships, and marketing campaigns.


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