The Chamber and EWIB have a collaborative partnership with the shared goal of growing eastern CT’s economy through workforce-related programs. A Chamber staff member works out of the American Job Centers’ Montville office to support the Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative and On-The-Job Training Programs
The Chamber partners with CT SBDC in eastern CT to offer professional, confidential, and expert business advice for business owners to overcome challenges and reach their goals. SBDC has free resources, tools, and online trainings to offer business help along the way. SBDC Business Advisors provide geographic-based demographics, consumer spending data, market research, financial projections, industry reports and more.
The Chamber partners with WBDC’s Southeastern CT site, which was founded to foster the growth of women-owned businesses in New London and Middlesex Counties by providing access to education, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities. Through free and low-cost training counseling, WBDC’s team of experts equip women and men in the region with the confidence, competencies, and connections they need to build thriving entrepreneurial ventures.
The Chamber partners with the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition to better serve the businesses in our region. Collaborative efforts to support the arts, culture and tourism industry include co-hosted events, aligned communications and targeted services.
The Chamber partners with the Southeastern CT Enterprise Region (seCTer) on economic development initiatives including collaboration with CT’s Department of Economic Development (DECD) and the CT Economic Resource Center (CERC), Thames River Innovation Place and ChooseCT.gov.