Business Development
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is in the business of growing your business.
DECD is the state's lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs that support business growth and innovation. The department offers a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper in Connecticut:
DECD’s Office of Business Development (OBD) works closely with companies to address their short and long-term business needs, and strengthen their overall competitiveness in the global marketplace.
OBD’s team of business advisors are the single point of contact for companies interested in taking advantage of the many resources available to them.  The staff is creative and flexible when it comes to addressing customer needs.  And their responsive, hands-on project management approach is one of the keys to turning economic development plans and proposals into successful—and profitable—realities.
To speak with DECD staff about how the state can help your business excel, call Denise Jones at 860-270-8007 or at