Resources for Business

Businesses, realtors, or the general public may contact the Orange Economic Development Corporation if they need any support, assistance or simply have a question and don't know who to ask.  Below you will find some additional resources that may be of value.

STATE RESOURCE GUIDE

Connecticut Department of  Economic & Community Development 

From the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) web site you can access valuable information on the many programs and services we offer to help businesses grow and succeed, revitalize communities and ensure quality housing.

Connecticut Department of Labor

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s website is your one-stop location for workforce services and programs. Their goal is to provide the state’s business community and job seekers with assistance that ultimately strengthens the economy.

Connecticut Economic Resource Center 

The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources consistent with our mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business environment.

Connecticut Secretary of the State - CONCORD

The Connecticut Secreatary of the State's CONCORD website provides information regarding the steps needed to start a business using their Business Startup Tool.  In addition, the site contains links and information/resources regarding  business and commercial filings, Department of Labor, tax and license information, etc.

Smart Start: Connecticut Licensing Info Center 

Whether you are starting, purchasing, expanding or relocating a business in Connecticut, we want to make it easy for you to navigate through the various licensing and registration requirements. The easy-to-use system will guide you step-by-step through the process leading you to the appropriate agencies, necessary forms and additional information sources.

Workforce Alliance

Workforce Alliance is a policy and oversight organization responsible for creating a comprehensive, community-wide response to the challenges of building a highly skilled workforce. Through the coordination and administration of a variety of employment and training initiatives, they have prepared thousands of individuals for jobs and have assisted numerous employers with training and employee transition.

US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assistance to small businesses, such as business financing; entrepreniurial information, training, and technical assistance; government contracting; etc.  

LOCAL & REGIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE

Orange Chamber of Commerce

The Orange Chamber of Commerce helps businesses thrive and contribute to our community. They provide opportunities for member businesses to grow their respective businesses. The Chamber gives back to the community-at large through fundraising programs held throughout the year. 

REX Development

REX Development offers a full range economic development services in Greater New Haven, Connecticut.  Call 203-821-3682 to start the conversation.  Created in 1996, REX was formed as the economic development entity for the fifteen towns served by the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG).

SCORE New Haven

The volunteer business professionals at New Haven SCORE are expert in a wide range of essential areas of business and commerce and offer private mentoring and a variety of workshops and seminars. If you are already in business or perhaps thinking about starting one call New Haven SCORE at 203-865-7645 for one on one support.