In addition to the Town of East Haddam’s own resources on this website, the following links may be helpful for those seeking to do business in our Town. See separate category listings below for Technical Assistance and Financial Assistance.
The following organizations are available to assist in business development, professional networking and advocacy, licensing, data, business consultation (business plan development, business structure, etc.)
Central Regional Tourism District
Coordinates tourism for the State of Connecticut by region and individual towns.
Connecticut’s Business Response Center
For businesses starting, purchasing, expanding or relocating a business in Connecticut the Center helps put you in touch with the right people and organizations, tell you about government and private resources, explain requirements for your type of business, navigates you through the various licensing and registration requirements, locate possible business sites and more.
1-800-392-2122 or www.ct-clic.com
CERC - Connecticut Economic Resource Center
A non-profit corporation and public-private partnership that provides clients with objective research, marketing and economic development services consistent with the mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business location.
Connecticut Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, voluntary organization of farm families united to find solutions for concerns facing production agriculture in our counties, state and nation. Volunteer leaders and staff work closely with state and federal regulatory agencies and elected officials on issues ranging from economic viability, property rights, taxation, land use planning to labor laws and farmland preservation.
Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
This regional resource provides many programs, services and activities that can enhance your business. Benefits and opportunities available for you include exposure and referrals of your business, numerous networking events and continuing education programs.
SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives
The Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of SCORE® - Counselors to America's Small Business - is a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small business in America. They provide free and confidential advice about starting your own business or advice about growing an existing small business.
The following organizations provide financial assistance for economic development projects in the form of loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives.
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs all of which are designed to enhance Connecticut's communities and business and housing environments.
Financial Assistance and Incentive Programs
A listing of federal, state and local tax incentive and credit programs for redevelopment and historic preservation - Redevelopment Incentive Progams Guide This guide was prepared in February 2012. Contact the Economic Development Administrator office for more information.
Middlesex County Revitalization Commission
Offers a Revolving Loan Fund to encourage growth and stimulate small and mid-sized businesses and industries resulting in the creation and retention of jobs in the region.
Contact through the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.
U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
USDA Rural Development is a federal agency that supports rural communities and enhances quality of life for rural residents by improving economic opportunities, community infrastructure, environmental health, and the sustainability of agricultural production.
U.S.Small Business Association – Connecticut District Office
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.