To protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, the Department of Banking has limited the number of employees at our office at 260 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Business And Industrial Development Corporations

Persons engaged in the business of a business and industrial development corporation as a participating lender under the loan guarantee programs of the federal Small Business Administration in Connecticut must be licensed by the Banking Commissioner. Any person licensed by the Small Business Administration as a small business investment company or a small business lending company; banks or credit unions; and any person not approved or not seeking approval by the Small Business Administration as a participating lender under one or more of its loan guarantee programs is exempt from the provisions of the Connecticut Business and Industrial Development Corporation Act.

Contact key personnel from the Financial Institutions Division for questions concerning business and industrial development corporations.