We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Small Business Tax Incentives

Overview

Numerous tax credits, tax exemptions and tax abatements are available to qualified small businesses in Connecticut. The Department of Economic and Community Development's Office of Small Business Affairs can help you assess which incentives may benefit your business.


Related Resources

Visit this page to review more types of support the State of Connecticut provides to help fuel small business growth.

Another key program designed specifically for small businesses is the state's Small Business Express, which provides loans and grants for established small businesses with fewer than 100 employees that operate or plan to operate in Connecticut, have been in business at least 12 months and are in good standing with all state/local taxes and with all state agencies.

Contact

The Office of Small Business Affairs is committed to supporting business owners whose growth and success could benefit from assistance from the state and its partners.
 
Whether you are developing your business in Connecticut or considering relocating it here, our staff can quickly refer you to a solution for financing, training, technical assistance and other important resources. You may also contact Sheila Hummel at (860) 500-2405 or sheila.hummel@ct.gov.