Connecticut Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Connecticut Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

  • Capital: Hartford
  • Population (2017 Est.): 3,588,184
  • Largest Cities (2017): Bridgeport, 146,579; New Haven, 131,014; Stamford, 130,824; Hartford, 123,400; Waterbury, 108,629
  • Targeted Industries: Film & Digital Media, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioscience, Insurance/Financial Services, Green Technology, Tourism
  • Key Incentives: Economic & Manufacturing Assistance Act (MAA), First Five Plus Program, Small Business Express Program (EXP), Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Angel Investor Tax Credit Program, Connecticut Innovation’s (CI) Pre-Seed Fund, Film/Digital Media Tax Credit, Urban & Industrial Sites Reinvestment Tax Credit Program
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $260.8 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

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State Listings

Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)

Tricia Paesani
Project Manager
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
860-500-2415
[email protected]
www.ct.gov

Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS)

Garrett Sheehan, CEcD
President
805 Brook Street, Building 4
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-571-7136
[email protected]
www.cedas.org

Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Erron Smith
Associate Director of Business Development
805 Brook Street, Building 4
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-571-7139
[email protected]
www.cerc.com

Connecticut Innovations

Matthew McCooe
CEO
865 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-257-2165
[email protected]
www.ctinnovations.com


Utility Listings

Eversource

Senator Witkos
Community Relations Coordinator
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
860-665-4605
[email protected]
www.eversource.com

United Illuminating Company

Eileen Lopez-Cordone
Community Development Specialist
157 Church Street, MS 1-15E
New Haven, CT 06510
203-499-5953
[email protected]
www.uinet.com


Regional Listings

Bradley Development League

Gary Haynes
Director of Community Development, East Granby
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT 06095
800-568-8880
[email protected]
www.bradleydevelopment.com

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Thomas A. (Tony) Sheridan
President & CEO
914 Hartford Turnpike, Suite 206
Waterford, CT 06385
860-701-9113
[email protected]
www.chamberect.com

Discover New England

Lori Harnois
Executive Director
100 International Drive, Suite 352
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-766-0606
[email protected]
www.discovernewengland.org

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Garrett Sheehan
President & CEO
900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510-2802
203-782-4389
[email protected]
www.gnhcc.com

MetroHartford Alliance

David Griggs, CEcD, EDFP
President & CEO
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-525-4451
[email protected]
www.metrohartford.com

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer)

Nancy Cowser
Executive Director
19-B Thames Street
Groton, CT 06340
860-437-4659, ext. 201
[email protected]
www.secter.org


County Listings

Business Council of Fairfield County

Christopher P. Bruhl
President & CEO
One Landmark Square, Suite 300
Stamford, CT 06901-2679
203-359-3220, ext. 103
[email protected]
www.businessfairfield.com

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Larry McHugh
President
393 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-6924
[email protected]
www.middlesexchamber.com

Tolland County Chamber of Commerce

Candice Corcione
Executive Director
30 Lafayette Square
Vernon, CT 06066-4527
860-872-0587
[email protected]
www.tollandcountychamber.org


City Listings

Bethel Economic Development

Janice Chrzescijanek
Director
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801
203-794-8521
[email protected]
www.bethel-ct.gov

Branford Economic Development

Terence Elton
Department Head
Branford Town Hall, 1019 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
203-315-0637
[email protected]
www.branford-ct.gov

Bristol Development Authority

Justin Malley
Executive Director
111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
860-584-6185
[email protected]
www.bristolct.gov

City of Danbury

Roger Palanzo
Director, Business Advocacy
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
203-796-1649
[email protected]
www.danbury-ct.gov

City of Meriden Economic Development Department

Joseph Feest
Director
Meriden City Hall, 142 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
203-630-4152
[email protected]
www.meridenbiz.com

City of Middletown Dept. of Planning, Conservation & Development

Thomas Marano
Economic Development Specialist
245 DeKoven Drive, Suite 202
Middletown, CT 06457
860-638-4839
[email protected]
www.middletownct.gov

City of Milford

Julie Nash
Economic & Community Development Director
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
203-783-3230
[email protected]
www.ci.milford.ct.us

City of New Haven

Steven Fontana
Deputy Economic Development Director
165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-946-5891
[email protected]
www.cityofnewhaven.com

City of Stamford Office of Economic Development

Thomas Madden, AICP
Director
Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
203-977-5168
[email protected]
www.choosestamford.com

East Granby Economic Development

Kevin Bielmeier
Economic Development Consultant
9 Center Street, P.O. Box 1858
East Granby, CT 06026
860-653-3444
[email protected]
www.eastgranbyct.org

East Haddam Economic Development Commission

Irene M. Hanines
Economic Development Administrator
1 Plains Road, P.O. Box 385
Moodus, CT 06469
860-891-8503
[email protected]
www.easthaddam.org

Farmington Economic Development

Rose Ponte
Economic Development Director
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
860-675-2395
[email protected]
www.choosefarmington.com

Groton Office of Planning & Development

Jonathan J. Reiner, AICP
Director
134 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT 06340
860-446-5970
[email protected]
www.groton-ct.gov/depts/plandev/

Hartford Economic Development

Erin Howard
Director
250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-757-9071
[email protected]
www.hartford.gov

Madison Economic Development Commission

David Anderson
Town Planner
8 Campus Drive
Madison, CT 06443
203-245-5632
[email protected]
www.madisonedc.org

New London Economic Development

Peter C. Lent
Economic Development Coordinator
City Hall, 2nd Floor
, 181 State Street
New London, CT 06320
860-437-6309
[email protected]
www.ci.new-london.ct.us

New Milford Economic Development

Karen Pollard
Director
10 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
860-355-5001
[email protected]
www.newmilford.org/business

Newtown Economic Development Commission

Christal Preszler
Deputy Director of Economic & Community Development
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
203-270-4282
[email protected]
www.newtown.org

Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission

Susie Beckman
Economic Development Director
302 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3139
[email protected]
www.oldsaybrookct.org

Orange Economic Development Corporation

Carol Smullen
Executive Director, Orange Chamber of Commerce
605A Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
203-891-1045
[email protected]
www.orangeedc.com

Putnam Economic & Community Development

Delpha Very
Director
126 Church Street
Putnam, CT 06260
860-963-6834
[email protected]
www.putnamct.us

River Bend Center, LLC

Jonathan Turner
Property Manager
9 Riverbend Drive
Stamford, CT 06907
203-359-6757
[email protected]
www.riverbend1.com

Shelton Economic Development Corporation

Paul Grimmer
President & CEO
475 Howe Avenue, Suite 202
Shelton, CT 06484
203-924-2521
[email protected]
www.sheltonedc.com

Suffield Economic Development Commission

Ellie Binns
Recording Secretary
83 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
860-668-3849
[email protected]
www.suffieldct.gov

Town of Berlin Department of Economic Development

Chris Edge
Economic Development Director
240 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
860-828-7005
[email protected]
www.town.berlin.ct.us

Town of Cheshire

Gerald L. Sitko
Economic Development Coordinator
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-271-6670
[email protected]
www.cheshirect.org

Town of Rocky Hill

Raymond Carpentino
Director of Economic Development
761 Old Main Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-258-7717
[email protected]
www.rockyhillct.gov

Town of Southington

Louis A. Perillo III
Economic Development Director
Municipal Center, 196 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
860-276-6297
[email protected]
www.southington.org

Town of Sterling

Patricia Ball
Economic Development Coordinator
1183 Plainfield Pike, P.O. Box 157
Oneco, CT 06373-0157
860-564-4752
[email protected]
www.sterlingct.us

Town of Vernon

Shaun W. Gately
Economic Development Coordinator
55 West Main Street, 2nd Floor
Vernon, CT 06066
860-870-3637
[email protected]
www.vernon-ct.gov/economic-development

Town of Windsor

James Burke
Economic Development Director
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT 06095
860-285-1877
[email protected]
www.townofwindsorct.com

Wallingford Economic Development Commission

Tim Ryan
Economic Development Specialist
45 South Main Street, Room 311
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-294-2062
[email protected]
www.plugin2wallingford.com

Waterbury Development Corporation

James Nardozzi
Interim CEO
83 Bank Street, 3rd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-346-2607, ext. 7277
[email protected]
www.wdconline.org