Small Business Express

The State of Connecticut Small Business Express Program (EXP) provides loans and grants to Connecticut’s small businesses that create jobs and train their employees. Small businesses with operations in Connecticut, registered to conduct business for not less than twelve months, in good standing with all state agencies and with the payment of all state taxes, and employing not more than 100 employees, are eligible to apply. Priority for available funding will be given to those eligible applicants who (1) are creating new jobs and (2) are within Connecticut’s economic base industries, as defined in Connecticut General Statutes 32-222, including but not limited to: precision manufacturing, business services, green and sustainable technology, bioscience, and information technology sectors.  

Contact the Office of Economic Development to start your EXP application today or visit the CT DECD Small Business Express webpage for more information.  

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