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:

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’18 >
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) >
Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) >
Connecticut Business & Industrial Association (CBIA) >
CT Focus on Economic Growth >
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 >

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

Western Connecticut Resources:
Western Connecticut Council of Governments >
Western Connecticut SCORE: Small Business Disaster Preparedness Resources >

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

Education Resources:
Town of Newtown Public Schools >
Connecticut State Colleges & 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) >
Doing Business in CT >
Choose CT >
Brownfields Center at Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments > – (Programs & Funding)
Connecticut Dept. of Public Utility Control >
Connecticut Technology Council >
State of Connecticut >
Connecticut Innovations >
Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority (CBRA) >
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 >
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 >

Eversource >
AT&T >
Charter Communications >
United Water Connecticut >

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

Contact Christal Preszler at (203) 270-4282 or email for individual and confidential assistance with your project.

Sustainable and strategic economic growth is part of Newtown’s long-term vision, and we seek to assist new and existing businesses attain their goals.