Resources

Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

The NVCOG is a council of governments. 19 cities and towns have representatives as members and they work to set regional priorities, access funding, and provide technical assistance to their members. Work focuses on transportation, economic development, brownfields redevelopment, and more. The NVCOG is also part of the Metropolitan Area Planning Forum and collaborates on transportation-related planning activities on a multi-state level.

 

Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

(203) 757-0535

Waterbury Regional Chamber

Advocates, creates partnerships, and serves as a network for its members and the business community in the Greater Waterbury Region.

 

Waterbury Regional Chamber

83 Bank Street, 4th Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

(203) 757-0701

 

Main Street Waterbury 

Advocates for the revitalization, preservation, and economic growth of Waterbury’s downtown district through education and community collaboration.


Main Street Waterbury

83 Bank Street, 4th Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

(203) 757-0701

 

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board

The NRWIB serves Northwest Connecticut with regional job centers in Waterbury, Danbury, and Torrington. NRWIB provides job training programs as well as career counseling and job placement assistance. NRWIB trains workers across industries to produce a highly skilled workforce for tomorrow.

 

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board

249 Thomaston Ave.

Waterbury, CT 06702

(203) 574-6971

State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development works to attract new business and support existing business, encourage economic development, job creation and growth, promote industry, tourism, arts & culture, transportation, housing, historic preservation, and more.

 

State of Connecticut

Department of Economic and Community Development

Office of Small Business Affairs

450 Columbus Boulevard Suite 5

Hartford, CT 06103

(860) 500-2405

 

AdvanceCT 

A nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The organization aims to advance economic development in Connecticut. Formerly known as the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

 

AdvanceCT

805 Brook Street, Building 4

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(860) 571-7136

 

CT Data Collaborative

A non-profit organization that provides access to public data and seeks to build data literacy. Connecticut Data Collaborative has Town profiles on 169 cities and towns in the State.

CTData Collaborative

10 Constitution Plaza

Hartford, CT 06103

Connecticut Small Business Development Center

A small business assistance program for Connecticut business owners that is part of a larger network. Provides business advice to small business owners in Connecticut as well as business training, connection to resources/support, and access to needed information/reports that will help your business thrive.

 

Waterbury Location

Ms. Sade Owoye, Business Advisor

Small Business Development Center

83 Bank Street, 4th Floor

Waterbury, CT 06702

(877) 723-2828

 

Manufacturing Alliance Service Corporation of Connecticut

MASC provides training and education to the manufacturing community in Connecticut, particularly in the Greater Waterbury area.

MASC Manufacturing Alliance & Service Corporation

173 Interstate Lane

Waterbury, CT 06705

(203) 574-8285

 

Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut

SMA works to help the smaller manufacturing community, and its members, thrive through its support of workforce development programs, networking & collaboration opportunities, and more.

 

Smaller Manufacturers Association of CT, Inc.

173 Interstate Lane

Waterbury, CT 06705

(203) 575-0711

 

U.S. Small Business Administration - Connecticut District Office

The SBA has many programs, including loan and financial assistance programs for small businesses. They also offer free counseling and house several representatives in their Connecticut office including their Women’s Business Ownership Representative, Veterans Affairs Officer, and more. The SBA has two offices in Connecticut, one located in Bridgeport and the other Hartford. Their main office is based out of Hartford.

 

Bridgeport Branch SBA Office

915 Lafayette Blvd. Room 214

Bridgeport, CT

(203) 335-0427

 

Connecticut District Office

280 Trumbull Street, 2nd Floor

Hartford, CT 06103

(860) 240-4700

 

Connecticut Innovations

CI is a venture capital organization that provides investments, connections, and business advisers to many different types of organizations in Connecticut.

 

Connecticut Innovations

470 James Street, Ste. 8

New Haven, CT 06513

(860) 258-7858

 

Women’s Business Development Council

WBDC is a non-profit organization aimed at giving women-owned businesses in Connecticut the resources they need to thrive in business. They provide workshops, coaching, and training programs to business owners. They can also connect women-owned businesses with financing opportunities.

 

Naugatuck Valley Women’s Business Center

470 James Street, Suite 007

New Haven, CT 06513

(203) 751-9550

 

The Black Business Alliance (BBA)

BBA seeks to provide guidance, collaboration opportunities, and enable growth for small/medium sized black and minority owned businesses in Connecticut by providing access to capital, networking opportunities, training, and technical assistance.

 

The Black Business Alliance

419 Whalley Ave. Suite 202b

New Haven, CT 06511

(877) 459-0002

 

Economic Development Administration - Philadelphia Regional Office

The EDA is a federal government agency focused on economic development and aims to create jobs & ensure regional economies remain innovative, collaborative, and economically healthy/resilient.

 

Economic Development Administration

Philadelphia Regional Office

Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building

900 Market Street, Room 602

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 597-4603

 

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