Economic Development Commission

                                 Relaxed Temporary Sign Regulations - COVID-19

To assist Ellington businesses advertise alternative practices and special offerings resulting from Stay Safe, Stay Home policy and Executive Orders associated with COVID-19, Temporary Sign Regulations limiting the number of signs per property and the number of days temporary signs may be posted per calendar year will be suspended retroactive to March 16, 2020 (Executive Order No. 7). Please ensure temporary signs are securely affixed in place and located to enable safe visibility for all modes of transportation. If you have any questions please contact the Planning Department.

The impacts from COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and play. To assist local businesses, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has assembled information to assist with a variety of questions as businesses reopen. The guides provide a starting point for resources to help with the reopening process, and information is updated as new guidance becomes available. To learn more visit here:
State Launches One-Stop Website for CT Businesses

Mission Statement

The Ellington Economic Development Commission is committed to fostering a pro-business environment that encourages a growing, sustainable and diverse tax base. We continuously look to facilitate communication between businesses and Town officials, and strive to improve the quality of life in Ellington.

The Ellington Town Planner serves as technical staff to the Economic Development Commission and manages the Ellington Planning Department.  The Town Planner directly oversees the Planning and Zoning Commission, Design Review Board, and Conservation Commission. The Department also oversees the Inland Wetlands Agency and the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Planner is assisted by an Assistant Planner Enforcement Official and Land Use Assistant.

We are eager to assist you and discuss your ideas.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Ellington Planning Department for assistance.


Business Informational Packet  Click here to access a variety of helpful business resources.


Click here to read more For detailed information call Chamber Insurance Trust at 203-795-9756, or the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce at 860-872-0587.

Looking to start a new business in Connecticut? Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. is now AdvanceCT.  For more information Click here

Ellington Tax Abatement Policy was originally adopted in 2002 and revised through July 2017. The Policy is designed to attract new businesses and support investments in existing businesses and farming operations. Please contact the Ellington Town Planner for additional information. (860-870-3120)

Tax Abatement Testimonials: Earthlight; Kloter Farms

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Housing Data - Ellington 2018

Housing Data Profiles are provided by the Partnership for Strong Communities. The Partnership was found in 1998 and is based in Hartford, CT.  It is a statewide non-profit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting innovative solutions to housing policy.

ta includes charts and graphs visualizing data on housing stock, income, age distribution of residents, housing characteristics, housing costs and affordability, housing production and affordable units.  Profiles also include a narrative analysis of housing conditions and a list of key stats.
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Department of  Economic and Community Development (DECD) i
s dedicated to promoting and supporting Connecticut small businesses.  DECD serves as a resource to help businesses seek information, technical assistance or financial support.

Connecticut Department of Labor

Connecticut Department of Labor  The Department of Labor is committed to protecting and promoting interests of Connecticut workers, employers, and the other agencies that serve them. Through a comprehensive approach, the Department ensures the supply of high-quality integrated services.

Connecticut’s Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up) provides wage and training subsidies to employers that hire an unemployed jobseeker. The program helps small businesses hire employees and expand their workforce.

CT Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to CT manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program.

The Tolland County Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing the interests of businesses and professions in Tolland County, and is committed to adding value to the community by working with local and state government to encourage a strong, growing economy and keeping our business and professional community competitive. The Chamber’s advocacy is combined with a schedule of quality programs and events throughout the year to help members develop strategic relationships within the business and professional community, acquire new information, and maximize marketing opportunities. The County is comprised of 13 unique and diverse towns, offering a variety of professional services and mostly independently owned stores, restaurants and cultural institutions. Link to the Chamber’s website to learn more.
Chamber of Commerce Membership Information  Click here
Chamber of Commerce Membership Application  Click here