Incentives & Programs

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State of ConnecticutThe state of Connecticut and local cities and towns offer a wide variety of tax incentives that encourage business investment. Numerous tax credits, tax exemptions and tax abatements are available at the state level, while municipalities can offer property tax incentives based on certain levels of capital investment.

Access Health CTAccess Health CT small business lets you compare and choose between brand-name health insurance plans that have met key requirements for quality set by the State. As a result, you can feel confident you’re providing your employees with the coverage they need keeping them healthy and productive, reducing your turnover.

United IlluminatingThe Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) program is designed to provide cost-effective, turnkey energy-saving services for small commercial and industrial customers who do not have the time, financial resources, or in-house expertise necessary to analyze and reduce their energy usage.

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development CouncilThe mission of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council is to significantly increase business relationships between our corporate members and our certified MBEs.

StepupA Small Manufacturing Training Grant and Wage Subsidy to help eligible businesses in the state hire more employees. Over a six-month period, Step Up can provide up to $12,500 for each new employee to help defray costs of hiring or training

BondSureBondSure helps increase the surety bonding capacity of small, disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned construction firms throughout Southern Connecticut.The program provides contractors with education, management, technical, and financial assistance designed to improve their ability to successfully bid and perform large public and private sector construction projects.

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