New! Connecticut Downtowns Matter. Here’s Why.– This analysis, prepared for CMSC by Camoin Associates, demonstrates the billion-dollar potential located in CT’s downtowns and Main Streets, and offers case studies of 3 CT downtowns: Bridgeport, Storrs Center and Putnam.
Center for Community Economic Development – University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Center for Community Economic Development. Click on “Community & Leadership Development” or “Business & Economic Development”.
CERC – CERC provides economic development, research and marketing for the state as a competitive business location. Three-step approach to a comprehensive economic development strategy.
Community Economic Development Fund – Strengthening neighborhood economies by providing flexible financial and technical support to small businesses, community organizations and initiatives in targeted communities throughout Connecticut.
Connecticut Community Investment Corporation – CTCIC is a private nonprofit corporation providing economic development financing to qualified small businesses. “We don’t just lend money-we lend our expertise. We’re passionate about one thing: helping small businesses succeed.”
Connecticut Development Authority – The Connecticut Development Authority provides debt financing and investment capital to help businesses grow in Connecticut. We stimulate business investment and create jobs.
Connecticut Innovations – Strengthening Connecticut’s high-tech economy by providing entrepreneurs with capital and strategic guidance.
Connecticut Small Business Development Center – Assisting in the creation and growth of small business in Connecticut.
State of Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development – DECD is your #1 resource for business assistance and industry development and provides all the information you need to know about successfully doing business in Connecticut.
USDA Rural Information Center – Information for rural communities who are engaged in revitalization efforts to renew downtown areas and restore them to their former prominence as a center of community activity.