City of Middletown
Middletown, the hub of Middlesex County, is located on the Connecticut River, with easy access to major highways, airports, railroads and other modes of transportation. The city's forty-two square miles include rural, suburban and urban settings, an historic downtown and large city-owned parks and open spaces. When considering a new location for business, employment or residence, please take a good look at Middletown and see what it has to offer!
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
The Department of Economic and Community Development develops and implements strategies to attract and retain businesses and jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and communities, ensure quality housing and foster appropriate development in Connecticut's towns and cities.
Connecticut Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Connecticut and public and private partners throughout Connecticut. The mission of SBDC is to promote and encourage the creation and growth of small business, by providing sound business advice through free, professional counseling, seminars, technical assistance and education for business owners and entrepreneurs, in one-on-one or group training environments, throughout Connecticut.
Connecticut Tourism Coalition
The Connecticut Tourism Industry Coalition is comprised of various association and industry-supporting organizations whose main goal is to affect change in the Connecticut tourism industry by addressing key legislative, regulatory and budgeting issues through public education.
Middlesex County Revitalization Commission
The Middlesex County Revitalization Commission continues to address regional economic development issues with a focus on revitalizing the manufacturing and commercial districts of Middlesex County. MCRC is comprised of the top elected officials from Middlesex County’s cities and towns or their designees. These men and women work together to promote business development in the region by administering a Revolving Loan Fund that is designed create and retain jobs in Middlesex County. MCRC funds provide assistance with the purchase and or renovation of an owner-occupied commercial or industrial building, the purchase of equipment, or the purchase of inventory, and can greatly enhance existing working capital.
Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC)
MCSAAC is a public-private partnership committed to improving the quality of life in our towns. We bring together diverse populations of the community to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug or substance abuse. MCSAAC’s goal is to promote community-based substance abuse prevention programs throughout Middlesex County. MCSAAC accomplishes this by supporting the efforts of 11 Local Prevention Councils and 13 Youth Leadership Councils across the County.
Middletown Downtown Business District
Middletown Downtown Business District (DBD) is a special services district created in 2001 following a successful referendum of property owners located within the proposed district boundaries. The members are committed to supporting commerce, culture and community in the Downtown Business District and a Board of Commissioners oversees the operation of the district, which is funded by a property tax.
Side Street to Main Street Business and Leadership Development Program
Sponsored by Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, funded by Aetna, Inc., and facilitated by The Essex Group, Side Street to Main Street is a one year long entrepreneurial, business and leadership development program designed to assist minority small business owners in the community, who have not had formal business training, to become more successful by developing the attitudes, skills and qualities necessary for effective business ownership and success, taking them from the Side Street to the Main Street of the business community. Since the inception of the program in 1997, over 220 people have graduated from the Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program, and it has been a successful and effective way in which we have encouraged the development and growth of small, minority-owned businesses in Middlesex County.
Solutions Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
With over twenty-five years of experience as a trusted behavioral healthcare provider, Solutions offers innovative work/life services to businesses large and small. Our services include comprehensive Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), leadership development, health and wellness programs, crisis intervention services, HR consulting, corporate training, employee development, and more.
Workforce Alliance, through its Board Members, Committees and Staff, works to improve the delivery of workforce services in close collaboration with business, education and training providers, and local elected officials. Workforce Alliance serves the public through its three CTWorks Career Centers, and is committed to workforce development throughout its thirty town service area.