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.
Latest article from The Connecticut Green Banks such as C-PACE Flexible Repayment Options Help Free Up Cash Flow for Commercial Properties and Smart-E Special Offers for low-interest financing for residential heat pump technology and battery back-up to existing solar PV systems, and much more. Check out the link!
Connecticut's Chamber of Commerce now offers sustainable and affordable healthcare plan options for businesses of all size. For detailed information, call Chamber Insurance Trust at 203-795-9756 or the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce at 860-872-0587; you can also click here to read more.
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The Ellington Tax Abatement Policy was originally adopted in 2002 and revised through July 2017. This policy is designed to attract new businesses and support investments in existing businesses and farming operations; check out the full Tax Abatement Testimonials from Earthlight and Kloter Farms.
"The town's Tax Abatement Program...was a way for us to add on to our existing facility, expand our growth, and stay here in town." Timothy J. Schneider, Owner, Earthlight
"The tax abatement that we received...allowed us to put more money into the building...At all times, the EDC and town staff were helpful and informative about the process that we knew very little about." Peter Welti, President, Kloter Farms
Ellington's 2018 Housing Data Profile was 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.
Data 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.
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Connecticut small business and serves as a resource to help businesses seeking information, technical assistance or financial support.
The Connecticut 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.
The CT Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to CT manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program.
Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west and 70 miles from north to south. And, its capitol, Hartford, Connecticut, is just over 100 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City, New York. Across the diverse yet compact state, you’ll find an array of culinary splendors, sporting events, historic attractions, family fun adventures, romantic escapes and so much more. Explore what to do in Connecticut!