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.