OLR Report 2015-R-0184 summarizes state, federal, and Connecticut nonprofit programs providing grants, loans, and tax breaks to small businesses (business assistance programs), including programs targeting women-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses. This report updates OLR Report 2014-R-0186.
Small business assistance agencies discussed in the report include:
Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce (SBA)
Connecticut Innovations, Inc. (CI)
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Connecticut Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF)
Read the full report here.