• Economic & Legislative Resources

  • Economic Development Resources

    Tools and information to help grow your business!

    DECD: Department of Economic & Community Development
    The Department of Economic and Community Development develops and implements strategies to attract and retain businesses and jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and communities, ensure quality housing and foster appropriate development in Connecticut's towns and cities.
    Check out The Business Edge, DECD's monthly newsletter.

    EDC: Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission
    If you're considering opening a business in Old Saybrook, visit the E.D.C. for lots of useful information and links.

    CT Port Authority
    455 Boston Post Road, Suite 204
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    The Connecticut Port Authority oversees the three deep water ports of Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London, as well as the many smaller harbors and waterways that make up Connecticut’s maritime industry.

    Southeastern CT SCORE®
    Main Street
    Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    SCORE® is a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small business in America. For free and confidential advice about starting your own business or advice about growing an existing business, contact SCORE®. Your Southeastern Connecticut group of SCORE® volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and managers who can offer a wealth of information and insights on a wide variety of business problems.

    CERC: CT Economic Resource Center
    CERC was founded in 1992 and established in its present home in Rocky Hill, Connecticut in 1993. CERC is recognized across the state as a central part of the state's economic development efforts. We are a private organization marketing Connecticut as a prime business location. CERC acts as a comprehensive source of state economic and business information, as well as the one-stop gateway to the state's resources and services for business.

    SBA: Small Business Administration
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.

    CTSBDC: CT Small Business Development Centers
    The CTSBDC provides no-cost advising services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business. CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the University of Connecticut. The SBDC program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing almost 35 years of service to small businesses.

    ITBD: Institute for Technology and Business Development
    Central Connecticut State University's Institute of Technology and Business Development (ITBD) supports Connecticut businesses and business-related organizations with training, technology assistance, conferencing services, procurement services and business incubation