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Connecticut Innovations (CI) strives to be the leading source of financing and ongoing support for the state's innovative, growing companies. CI offers flexible financing, strategic guidance and introductions to valuable partners.
The Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund assists manufacturers with capital for purchase of equipment, access to research and development, and funding for training.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of federal loan programs for specific purposes.
The Small Business Express Program (EXP) provides loans and matching grants to Connecticut’s small business (fewer than 100 employees) to spur job creation and growth.
State programs include direct funding from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Connecticut Innovations (CI), as well as a list of local and regional loan funds.