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Connecticut Economic Development Directory


CT Statewide Economic Development Agencies

Connecticut Development Authority
Tony Roberto
Executive Director
999 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT USA 06067
860-258-7800
tony.roberto@ctcda.com
www.ctcda.com
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.
Stephen MacKenzie
Senior Vice President
805 Brook Street, Building 4
Rocky Hill, CT USA 06067
800-392-2122
smackenzie@cerc.com
www.cerc.com
State of Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development
Holly Campo de la Vera
Executive Director
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT USA 06106-7106
860-270-8000
decd@po.state.ct.us
www.ct.gov/ecd
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CT Utilities

Northeast Utilities
Douglass Fisher
Manager, Economic Development & Community Relations
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT USA 06141
860-665-5105
fishedg@nu.com
www.nu.com/develop
The United Illuminating Company
Tom Cariglio
Economic Development Specialist
157 Church Street, MS 1-6E
New Haven, CT USA 06510
203-499-5931
thomas.cariglio@uinet.com
www.ctcentralcoast.com

CT Regional Economic Development Agencies

Bradley Development League
James D. Burke
Director, Economic Development
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT USA 06095-2940
800-568-8880
burke@bradleydevelopment.com
www.bradleydevelopment.com
Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency
Carl Stephanie
Executive Director
225 North Main Street, Suite 304
Bristol, CT USA 06010
860-589-7820
carl@ccrpa.org
www.ccrpa.org
MetroHartford Alliance
Sandra B. Johnson, EDP
Vice President & Director of Business Development
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT USA 06103
860-525-4451 281
rnolan@metrohartford.com
www.metrohartford.com
Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region
Deborah Donovan
Director of Marketing
190 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, 4th Floor
New London, CT USA 06320
860-437-4659 202
secter@secter.org
www.secter.org
Team New England
David C. Driver
Managing Director, Regional Development
107 Selden Street
Berlin, CT USA 06037
860-665-6312
drivedc@nu.com
www.teamnewengland.com
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CT County Economic Development Agencies

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CT City Economic Development Agencies

Town of Vernon
Marina C. Rodriguez
Economic Development & Assistant Town Planner
14 Park Place
Vernon, CT USA 06066
860-870-3637
mrodriguez@vernon-ct.gov
www.vernon-ct.gov
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City of Hartford, Department of Development Services
Wayne I. Benjamin
Acting Director
250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT USA 06103
860-757-9070
wibenjamin@hartford.gov
www.hartford.gov

City of Milford, Department of Community & Economic Development
Robert Gregory
Director, Economic Development
70 West River Street
Milford, CT USA 06460
203-783-3230
bobg@ci.milford.ct.us
www.ci.milford.ct.us; www.milfordmeansbusiness.org
City of Stamford Economic Development Office
Michael W. Freimuth
Director
Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, 10th Floor, P.O. Box 10152
Stamford, CT USA 06904-2152
203-977-5089
mfreimuth@ci.stamford.ct.us
www.cityofstamford.org
Newtown Economic Development Commission
Elizabeth Stocker
Director, Economic & Community Development
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT USA 06470
203-270-4271
estocker@newtown.org
www.newtown.org
Putnam Economic & Community Development
Delpha Very
Director
107 Providence Street
Putnam, CT USA 06260-1542
860-963-6834
jackie.lefevre@putnamct.us
www.putnamct.us
Town of Berlin Department of Economic Development
James T. Mahoney
Development Director
240 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT USA 06037
860-828-7005
jmahoney@town.berlin.ct.us
www.berlinctonline.com
Town of Cheshire
Gerald L. Sitko
Economic Development Coordinator
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT USA 06410
203-271-6670
jsitko@cheshirect.org
www.cheshirect.org

Town of Groton
Barbara A. Strother, EDP
Economic Development Specialist
134 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT USA 06340
860-446-5981
bstrother@town.groton.ct.us
www.town.groton.ct.us
Town of Sterling
Sharon L. Chviek
Economic Development Coordinator
1183 Plainfield Pike, P.O. Box 157
Oneco, CT USA 06373-0157
860-564-4752 13
sharon@sterlingct.us
www.sterlingct.us

Town of Wallingford, EDC
Doreen DeSarro
Business Recruiter
45 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT USA 06492
203-294-2062
towngovwallingford@sbcglobal.net
www.town.wallingford.ct.us
Town of Windsor
James Burke
Economic Development Director
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT USA 06095
860-285-1877
economicdevelopment@
townofwindsorct.com

www.townofwindsorct.com

Waterbury Development Corporation
Avery Gaddis
Business Development Manager
24 Leavenworth Street
Waterbury, CT USA 06702
203-346-2607 102
gaddis@wdconline.org
www.wdconline.org

Connecticut State Incentives

URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SITE REINVESTMENT TAX CREDIT: Dollar-for-dollar corporate tax credit of up to 100 percent for an investment up to a maximum of $100 million in an urban area or an industrial project; minimum investment is $5 million in distressed communities and $50 million in all other communities.

FILM PRODUCTION & DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT: A tax credit equal to 30 percent of qualified digital media and motion picture production, pre-production and post-production expenses in the state that exceed $50,000.

JOB EXPANSION TAX CREDIT (JET): Connecticut businesses can be eligible for tax credits of $500 per month for each new full-time job created. If the new employee is receiving vocational rehabilitative services from the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services, receiving unemployment benefits or is a veteran employee who, at the time of hiring by the taxpayer, is a member of, was honorably discharged from or released under honorable conditions from active service in the armed forces, then the tax credit is increased to $900 per month.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS: A tax credit equal to 20 percent of the R&D expenditures in Connecticut in the current income year exceeding R&D expenditures of the prior taxable year; unused R&D credits can be carried forward and, for companies with gross income of $70 million or less, can be sold to the state for 65 percent of their value; credit equal to 100 percent of property taxes owed and paid on electronic data processing hardware peripheral equipment and software; credit may be applied against certain other Connecticut taxes.

CORPORATE BUSINESS TAX CREDITS: Financial institutions constructing new facilities and adding new employees can receive a credit of as much as 50 percent of the tax for up to 10 years; may be extended for an additional 5 years; based on size of the facility and level of employment.

CORPORATE BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTIONS: Available for:

  • All insurance companies, Connecticut incorporated and non-Connecticut incorporated
  • Corporate income, insurance premium and sales and use taxes for certain banks, insurers and investment companies locating in the Hartford Financial Service Export Zone that conduct all business with non-U.S. persons
  • Capital gains from the sale of protected open space or Class I or II water company land to the state or certain entities
  • Non-U.S. corporations whose sole activities in CT are trading stocks, securities or commodities of their own account

SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM (EXP): Provides loans and grants to Connecticut’s small business to spur job creation and growth. Small businesses employing not more than 50 employees are eligible.  Assistance focuses on:

  • Access to capital (EXP Revolving Loan Fund)
  • Incentive loan and grants to create jobs (EXP Job Creation Incentive & EXP Job Creation Matching Grant)

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM: Provides Connecticut’s small businesses with the financial resources they need to operate and grow in the State.  Connecticut-based businesses with less than 100 employees are eligible for loans and lines of credit of up to $500,000.


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