- Economic Development
Newington Chamber of Commerce
Your Newington Chamber of Commerce is an instrument of action designed to be a representative voice of business in the community. It is a voluntary organization of business people who work together to advance the economic, commercial, civic development, and related needs of the community. It is a network of local leadership who has the talent and resources to drive and support continued business opportunity and community improvements. The Chamber provides the forum and the mechanism that enables business people to accomplish collectively what they could not achieve individually.
Connecticut Economic Resource Center
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services, working with state, local and utility partners to leverage Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.
Connecticut Business and Industry Association
CBIA is the leading voice for business in the state, representing thousands of member companies, small and large, across a diverse range of industries. They fight to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and regulatory policy, and promoting collaboration between the private and public sectors.
CT Center for Advanced Technology Inc.
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., creates and implements bold ideas for applied technologies, IT strategies, energy solutions, STEM education and career development. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to excel.
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
UConn Small Business Development Center
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential advising services to both prospective and existing entrepreneurs to help them start or grow their business. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can meet with professional business advisors to learn more about startup planning, marketing, loan package development, industry trends, going global, growth strategies, disaster preparedness and more.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.