SCBCC - Chamber Logo
Phone Icon (877) 722-2293


Find the support you need to grow your business with The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce serving Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and New Haven Connecticut.  We partner with numerous business associations, companies, Federal, State, Local governments and individuals that provide financial and other forms assistance.

CT Small Business Express Program

Spearheaded by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, this program has produced numerous measures intended for job creation, innovation, and business growth. It has $100 million available for funding small business. Here are the possible programs that you can take part in:

• Small Business Express Matching Grant Program
• Small Business Express Job Creation Incentive Program
• Small Business Express Revolving Loan Fund Program
• Job Expansion Tax Credit (JET)
• Manufacturing Reinvestment Account (MRA)

Lending Partners

To implementing The Small Business Express programs, the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) worked with many reputable lenders. Kindly read the list below for further details.


• Community Economic Development Fund
• Community Capital Fund
• Connecticut Community Investment Corporation
• HEDCO™ Inc.
• Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region
• Middlesex County Revitalization Commission
• Waterbury Development Corporation
• Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
• Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
• Connecticut Corporate Revitalization Program


• Department of Labor (DOL) • Turnaround Management Association™ (TMA)


• Connecticut State Technology Extension Program (CONNSTEP)
• University of Connecticut Tech-Knowledge Portal
• Institute of Technology and Business Development (ITBD)
• University of Hartford™ Entrepreneurial Center


• Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.™ (CCAT)
• Connecticut Economic Resource Center
• Connecticut Licensing Information Center (CLIC) or Smart Start™


• Institute for Sustainable Energy • Northeast Utilities™ • The United Illuminating Company

International Trade:

• Middletown Export Assistance Center
• DECD International
• Connecticut Small Business Innovation Research Office (CT SBIR)
• New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NETAAC)