Newtown Business Resources

Business Resources

The State of Connecticut has a small business loan program offering small businesses and nonprofits up to $500,000 in loans and lines of credit. Public Act 10-75 provides a number of new tools to help businesses grow and expand operations in the State of Connecticut.  The Small Business Assistance Revolving Loan Program is available to Connecticut-based businesses with less than fifty employees who have been in business at least twelve months.

Newtown businesses may also benefit financially by hiring new employees who need training and by a 50% reimbursement for training costs. The Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board is funding workforce training programs that include on-the-job training grants and incumbent worker training.  The Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board has offices located in Waterbury and may be reached at 203-574-6971.

Connecticut Business Services:

ECD Logo Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development  >

Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) >
Start Up Savant: 81 Best Resources for Starting a Business >
State Trade Expansion Program FY’17 – 18 >
CONNSTEP >
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) >
Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) >
Connecticut Business & Industrial Association (CBIA) >
CT Focus on Economic Growth – October 2013 >
Connecticut Licensing >
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) >
Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) >
Connecticut Dept. of Administrative Services >
Connecticut Dept. of Revenue Services >
U.S. Dept. of Commerce >
U.S. Economic Development Administration >
Select USA >

Town of Newtown Resources:
Town of Newtown Government Website > >
Town of Newtown Land Use Agency >
(Planning, Zoning, Inland Wetlands, Conservation)
Town of Newtown Building Department >
Town of Newtown Assessor >
Town of Newtown GIS Mapping and IT >
Town of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission >
Cyrenius H. Booth Library >
Town of Newtown Important Maps >
Edmond Town Hall Rental Information >

Western Connecticut Resources:
Access Western CT >

Federal Business resources:
U.S. Small Business Administration >
U.S. Dept. of Commerce >
U.S. Economic Development Administration >
U.S. IRS Small Business Resources >
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture >  – Rural Development
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture >  – Grant and Loan Programs

Education Resources:
Town of Newtown Public Schools >
Connecticut State University System >
Connecticut Department of Higher Education >
Naugatuck Valley Community College > – Advanced Manufacturing Technical Center

Regional and State Partners and Resources:
CONNSTEP – Business Consulting Services >
CT – SBDC Information Preparedness Planning Assistance >
Connecticut Licensing Center (Start Smart in CT) >
Connecticut’s Business Response Center (CERC) >
Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) >
Doing Business in CT >
Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials >
Brownfields Center at VCOG > – (Programs & Funding)
Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) >
Connecticut Development Authority >
Connecticut Dept. of Public Utility Control >
Connecticut Technology Council >
Connecticut SBA – Resource Guide for Small Business 2016 >
State of Connecticut >
Connecticut Innovations >
Connecituct Business Incubator Network (CBIN) >
Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA) >
Regional Brownfields Partnership (VCOG) >
Connecticut Programs for Brownfields Remediation and Development >
Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection – Brownfields Sites >
CT Business Export Assistance >
U.S. Dept. of Commerce-Middletown Connecticut-Export Assistance Center >
Exporter’s Resource Database >
U.S. Government Exporting Portal >
National Export Initiative >
Connecticut Tax Credit Programs > – Dept. of Labor
Guide to Connecticut Business Tax Credits (DRS-2012) >
Connecticut Dept. of Administrative Services >
Connecticut Economic Digest (Monthly Publication) >
Connecticut Dept. of Economic & Community Development >
Connecticut Dept. of Revenue Services >
Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture (CT DOA) >
Connecticut State and Federal Agriculture Organizations (resource booklet) >

Labor Force:
Department of Labor Step Up Program >
Connecticut Department of Labor >
Training Grants for Your Business >
Employee Training Grants – Workforce Training >
Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (Workforce Training) >
Workforce Training Grants >

Travel Services:
Visitor Information (Lodging/Directions/Events) >
Newtown Area Transit System (HART) >
Connecticut Commuter Services – Guide to Connecticut’s Public Transportation Providers >

Utilities:
Eversource >
AT&T >
Charter Communications >
United Water Connecticut >
Frontier>

If you are seeking a site or a building for your company, we can help you review the available properties and buy or lease the best site. Questions concerning zoning criteria, available infrastructure, taxes and how to proceed with your property search will be handled efficiently and confidentially.

Contact Christal Preszler at (203) 270-4281 or email edc@newtown.org for individual and confidential assistance with your project.