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Our Partners

Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is a membership based business organization that has long been committed to the economic vitality of Norwalk and mid-Fairfield County, continually striving to grow and enhance area businesses, organizations and communities.

Brian Griffin, President & CEO – brian@greaternorwalkchamber.com

Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Since 2015, GNHCC has worked to achieve inclusion and growth for Latinx and Hispanic-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. As the fastest growing population in our region, and America as a whole, they are what make Norwalk the perfect place to do business — an integral part of the social fabric, culture, struggles, and achievements of our nation.

Having a diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds, and a diverse age range, helps to encourage creativity and foster innovation. There’s also a clear competitive advantage to be gained from employing a diverse workforce. An organization with a diverse range of employees is well placed to understand the needs of a wide range of customers.

info@gnorwalkhcc.com

Fairfield County Makers’ Guild

The Fairfield County Makers’ Guild is a non-profit, membership-based community workshop and fabrication studio that provides access to specialized tools and equipment to enable its members to turn their ideas into reality. FCMG provides a space that fosters innovation and creation. Join them on Tuesdays at 6:30pm for Open Nights at 327 Main Avenue, Norwalk.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to the generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we can deliver most of our offerings at no cost.

Black Business Alliance (BBA)

The Black Business Alliance (BBA), is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization; which seeks to EMPOWER, GUIDE, PROMOTE, ENHANCE, COLLABORATE and GROW small and medium sized black and minority businesses throughout Connecticut and nationally by addressing the gap in business access to funding, educational resources and statewide capacity building.

The Black Business Alliance seeks to act as a primary collaborative entity for local and statewide black and minority businesses to create a culture of mini ecosystems to build self-worth, capacity building and community inclusion.

Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC)

Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.

Community Economic Development fund (CEDF)

The Community Economic Development Fund or CEDF is a mission-driven, nonprofit, Connecticut economic development organization. We provide business loans in disadvantaged communities defined by the state. In other Connecticut municipalities we lend to business borrowers with household incomes below the state median.

State of Connecticut – Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)

Whether you’re looking to move your family or a company, build a career or a business, you’ll feel right at home in Connecticut. Here you’ll find a haven for dreamers and doers—a dynamic blend of the historic and the groundbreaking, vibrant cities and scenic towns, emerging talent and established leaders. Explore this site to learn more about the key advantages of living, working, playing and doing business in Connecticut.

AdvanceCT

Successful companies pick the best location for their business, but transformative companies pick the best location for their people. The success of your business is determined by the quality of your workforce and their ability to adapt to new technologies fueled by innovation.

In Connecticut, we’re investing in our people to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to grow their skills, adapt to new technologies and thrive. Whether it’s in K-12 education, in world-class universities such as Yale and the University of Connecticut, or through our workforce development and training programs, we’re investing in the future and removing barriers to success.

Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC)

Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is the expert resource for developing and sustaining vibrant downtowns that fuel our state’s prosperity. Our mission is to assess, educate, convene, and advocate to develop and grow our traditional downtowns, village centers, and urban mixed-use neighborhoods. We provide education and training, resources and technical assistance, and function as the statewide champion for downtowns and Main Streets of all sizes. CMSC serves as the state’s premiere downtown resource and boasts a statewide member network of over 80 communities, impacting nearly two million CT residents.