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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
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.
Stephen MacKenzie
Senior Vice President
805 Brook Street, Building 4
Rocky Hill, CT USA 06067
State of Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development
Holly Campo de la Vera
Executive Director
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT USA 06106-7106
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CT Utilities

Northeast Utilities
Douglass Fisher
Manager, Economic Development & Community Relations
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT USA 06141
The United Illuminating Company
Tom Cariglio
Economic Development Specialist
157 Church Street, MS 1-6E
New Haven, CT USA 06510

CT Regional Economic Development Agencies

Bradley Development League
James D. Burke
Director, Economic Development
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT USA 06095-2940
Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency
Carl Stephanie
Executive Director
225 North Main Street, Suite 304
Bristol, CT USA 06010
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
Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region
Deborah Donovan
Director of Marketing
190 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, 4th Floor
New London, CT USA 06320
860-437-4659 202
Team New England
David C. Driver
Managing Director, Regional Development
107 Selden Street
Berlin, CT USA 06037
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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
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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

City of Milford, Department of Community & Economic Development
Robert Gregory
Director, Economic Development
70 West River Street
Milford, CT USA 06460
City of Stamford Economic Development Office
Michael W. Freimuth
Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, 10th Floor, P.O. Box 10152
Stamford, CT USA 06904-2152
Newtown Economic Development Commission
Elizabeth Stocker
Director, Economic & Community Development
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT USA 06470
Putnam Economic & Community Development
Delpha Very
107 Providence Street
Putnam, CT USA 06260-1542
Town of Berlin Department of Economic Development
James T. Mahoney
Development Director
240 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT USA 06037
Town of Cheshire
Gerald L. Sitko
Economic Development Coordinator
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT USA 06410

Town of Groton
Barbara A. Strother, EDP
Economic Development Specialist
134 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT USA 06340
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

Town of Wallingford, EDC
Doreen DeSarro
Business Recruiter
45 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT USA 06492
Town of Windsor
James Burke
Economic Development Director
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT USA 06095

Waterbury Development Corporation
Avery Gaddis
Business Development Manager
24 Leavenworth Street
Waterbury, CT USA 06702
203-346-2607 102

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.


  • 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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