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$150 Million Loan Program: Apply Today!

Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund Launches for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

A New $150 Million Loan Program is Now Available for Connecticut Small Businesses and Nonprofits

The Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, a public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut. Applications are now being accepted for loans ranging from $5,00 to $500,000.

Click here to read the full press release

Click here to apply online

Welcome to Bristol!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, startup, or a fortune 500 company, Bristol is the perfect destination for your business. With resources geared to get you going, to neighborhoods and industrial parks to suit your personality, we welcome you to our All Heart culture of passionate production!

The Economic and Community Development department for the City of Bristol serves as a friendly resource to help you explore and realize successful business, investment, expansion, and capital improvement opportunities in Bristol. Whether you are seeking a location, advice, or new connections, the professional staff of the Economic and Community Development office will help advance your business goals.

Call: 860.584.6185
Visit: Economic and Community Development Office, City Hall East, 150 Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010 (Temporary Office during City Hall Renovations)

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We Can Help

Contact Justin Malley, Executive Director of Economic and Community Development for information about ways that the City of Bristol can help your business grow!

He can be reached at 860-584-6185, or via email at

Visit the Economic and Community Development Department on the City’s Website.

Economic Development

The City of Bristol Economic and Community Development department fosters an environment that is supportive of economic development and growth. The Economic and Community Development office manages a number of economic development incentive programs to encourage the retention, expansion, relocation, or creation of new businesses within the City. These incentive programs include grants, tax abatements, and more. The Economic and Community Development department serves as the lead municipal agency for retail, industrial/distribution, and downtown development, including coordinating the exciting Centre Square downtown development project and the Southeast Bristol Business Park.

Business Resource Guide

New to the area and looking for how to navigate the City and City Hall? Download our one-stop reference guide to tell you where to go to get help and where to get your questions answered. Click here

We Want to Hear From You!

Do you have a Bristol business success story you’d like to share? From the corner coffee shop to the small manufacturing business to ESPN, businesses thrive in an environment where ideas are appreciated and personal attention and resources are available in equal measure. Click below to let us know about a business that’s thriving here Bristol so we can share it with the community – we’ll highlight them in the Heartbeat Blog.

Why Buy Local?

Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — further strengthening the economic base of the whole community. Click here for a listing of local Bristol businesses and be sure to patronize them.

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