Located on the Atlantic coast and bordered by the states of New York and New Jersey, Connecticut is both a vibrant area for business and an important part of United States history. The economy of the state is driven by the finance and insurance industries, providing opportunities for service providers in these sectors to seek out customers in the region. Three of Connecticut’s counties are considered to be part of greater New York City, also known as the Tri-State area, and as a result are closely tied to commercial activity in NYC. The combination of historical American culture and proximity to a major financial center make Connecticut an attractive headquarters for businesses that want to be s step away from metropolitan bustle. In this Research Brief, we will review some of the grant, financing and support programs available for small businesses based in Connecticut.
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