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The Connecticut economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Connecticut and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Connecticut.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development State 06067 860 270-8040


business recruitment team

Governor M. Jodi Rell - has announced new initiatives in 2006 to promote job creation in Connecticut State
Connecticut Business & Industry Association - note their Action Plan for Economic Growth & Job Creation in Connecticut and coverage of the business impact of state legislation and policies Association

Connecticut Economic Resource Center State 06067

Stephen Mackenzie

QuickTracts - for information about "shovel ready" sites for development in the state State 06067
Connecticut Development Authority - loan assistance State 06067 860-258-7800
Connecticut Innovations - equity finance for technology companies and other tech sector initiatives State 06067 860-563-5851

list of other resources

State of Connecticut government website has a list of links to websites of all towns in the state, and to information about port facilities and airports State 06067

links to town websites

links to port information

links to airport information

Town of Bloomfield Department of Economic Development Town 06002

Deborah C. Davis

Town of Enfield Town 06082 860-253-6385
Town of Windsor CT - Economic Development Town 06095

Jim Burke

Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chamber 06095 860-688-5165
FTZ No. 71 Windsor Locks - Hartford - Economic and Industrial Development Commission of Windsor Locks - adjacent to Bradley International Airport FTZ 06096 860-627-1444
Capital City Economic Development Authority - quasi-public state agency for investment in the revitalization of Hartford City 06103 860-527-0100
Metro Hartford Alliance Metro 06103 860-525-4451
City of Hartford - Department of Development Services - Economic Development Division City 06103 860-757-9070
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford - new trade shows 860-251-8333
Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau visitors
Town of Newington City 06111 860-665-8500
Newington Chamber of Commerce Chamber 06111 860-666-2089
Connecticut Light & Power - Northeast Utilities Utility 06141 860-665-5140
Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, New London CT - SeCTer promotes many of the communities in this region Region 06320 860-437-4659
City of New London City 06320 860-447-5203
New London Foreign Trade Zone Commission - FTZ No. 208 FTZ 06320 860-447-5203  
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Chamber 06335 860-464-7373
Town of Groton CT Town 06340 860-446-5995
City of Groton CT City 06340 860-446-4103
City of Norwich CT City 06360 860-823-3742
Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) 06360 860-887-6964
Town of Plainfield Town 06374    
Town of Waterford CT Town 06385
Town of Cheshire Economic Development Town 06410 203-271-6679
Milford Department of Community Development City 06460
Town of Monroe Economic Development, and Monroe Chamber Town 06468

Newtown Economic Development Corp. Town 06470 203-270-4271
Town of North Haven Economic Development Town 06473
Shelton Economic Development Corp., City of Shelton CT City 06484 203-924-2521

Town of Wallingford - Economic Development Commission Town 06492 203-294-2060
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Metro 06510 (203) 782-4310
New Haven FTZ 162 - Logistec Connecticut - Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce FTZ 06512
Bridgeport Economic Resource Center - BERC Metro 06604 203-335-1108
Bridgeport Port Authority - FTZ No. 76 Port 06604 203-384-9777 link to info
Town of Trumbull, CT Town 06611 203-452-5043
Waterbury Development Corporation - WDC - the  website formerly served the Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation, based in Waterbury CT for a seventeen county area - but now that site just redirects to WDC City 06702 203-346-2607


Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Metro region 06721 203-757-0701
Town of New Milford CT Town 06776
The Greater New Milford Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Chamber 06776 860-354-6080
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Connecticut economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about CT as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the CT and larger US Northeast (New England) region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :
We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.
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