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Secretary of State
Through the commitment of a knowledgeable staff and advanced technology, the Office of the Secretary of the State works as a team to provide a wide range of services for the people and businesses of Connecticut. The office is a repository of records for the State, and provides important information and resources regarding business and commercial filings, elections, and authentication as prescribed by the constitution, and federal and state laws. They seek to support business development opportunities, and foster a more inclusive political process by educating, informing and engaging communities in youth and civic preparation.
Economic and Community Development
The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly-changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education and arts and culture.
Connecticut Innovations is Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies. See who they help, the many ways they can support you, and the partnerships you can forge as your company grows.
CTNext, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, is a network of passionate people who offer services to busy entrepreneurs. Whether you need mentoring, funding, coworking space, or something they haven’t even thought of yet, you need a support system that steps in with customized help right when you need it. Welcome to CTNext.
Department of Consumer Protection
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, safe products and services for consumers in the industries that we license, regulate and enforce. They do this through licensing and regulating many types of businesses and workers, monitoring the marketplace, and protecting consumers and individuals doing business in the state of Connecticut.
Department of Motor Vehicles
The mission of the DMV is to promote public safety and regulate drivers, their motor vehicles and certain vehicle-related businesses, through the delivery of exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
Department of Public Health
Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy. Preventing disease, injury, and disability. Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, they assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. They take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. They ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
Department of Transportation
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.
The mission of the Connecticut Insurance Department is consumer protection. The Department carries out its mission by enforcing state insurance laws to ensure policyholders are treated fairly, by providing assistance, outreach and education to help consumers make sound choices and by regulating the industry in a fair and consistent manner that fosters market competition for availability of insurance.
Department of Banking
The mission of the Department of Banking is to protect users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by requiring that regulated entities and individuals adhere to the law, assuring the safety and soundness of state chartered banks and credit unions, educating and communicating with the public and other stakeholders, and promoting cost-efficient and effective regulation.
Department of Revenue Services
The mission of the Department of Revenue Services is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace.