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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.


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.

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.

Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation

The designated economic development corporation for the Borough of Naugatuck.

Watertown Oakville Chamber

Advocates, creates partnerships, and serves as a network for its members and the business community in the Watertown Oakville area.

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.

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.

State of Connecticut DECD

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.


CT Data Collaborative

A non-profit organization that provides access to public data and seeks to build data literacy. 

Connecticut Innovations

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

Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

Naugatuck Chamber

Advocates, creates partnerships, and serves as a network for its members and the business community in the Naugatuck area.

Manufacturing Alliance Service Corporation of Connecticut

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

The Black Business Alliance

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.