Shelton offers an extensive network of professional
organizations, government programs and support services that businesses
need to operate and prosper. Whether its the Shelton Economic Development
Corporation and Commission, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce or
the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, businesses have access to a
wide variety of resources. In addition, the local business community offers
corporations extensive, professional business-to-business support services.
From telecommunications to computer consulting from art, graphics
and design to photography, production, packaging, printing and mailing
the Shelton business community is ready to meet your companies
Valley Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1964, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce provides leadership
for the business interest of six Naugatuck River Valley, Connecticut communities.
The Chamber has about 600 members, which encompass a workforce of over
14,000 people. Its diverse membership representations manufacturing, retail,
service and corporate businesses that range in size from sole proprietors
to over 1,000 employees.
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce represents
the Connecticut Business Community of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby Oxford,
Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding area. It provides leadership to enhance
economic growth, development, prosperity and quality of life in the region.
You can reach the GVCC at (203) 925-4981 or e-mail email@example.com.
Resource Center (CERC)
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) offers access to all state
programs and information on local and regional programs. Initial contact
is with Regional Account Managers who guide customers through the state
Financing, including loans and loan guarantees
Site Selection Assistance
State agency permitting, including environmental and labor
International trade missions, trade shows, financing, and advisory
Economic and demographic information
For more information about state programs and services call
CERC at (800) 392-2122.
The Alliance for Economic Growth
The Alliance for Economic Growth is a voluntary collaborative effort of
the business and municipal leaders of the seven Naugatuck River Valley
communities. It brings together commercial/industrial real estate, banking,
state economic development agencies and municipal resources to help businesses
grow. Contact AEG through the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at (203)
925-4981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To bring new jobs and opportunities to the
greater valley region by recommending, planning and implementing regional
economic development activities, including employment and training initiatives,
transportation, environment and conservation programs. Our work with the
regional business and municipal leaders is directed by the chief elected
officials of the participating communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby,
Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
You Belong in Connecticut
Created by the Governor's Council on Economic Competitiveness and Technology,
the You Belong in Connecticut web site is managed by the Department of
Economic and Community Development. You Belong in Connecticut is the state's
umbrella slogan for economic development outreach programs. It provides
residents, potential residents, businesses in Connecticut and those considering
Connecticut for their next location all that the state offers the
nation's best quality of life and most nurturing business environment.
The Electronic Valley web site provides detailed information and references
about the cities of the Naugatuck Valley: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby,
Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
Manufacturing & Trade Contacts
Connecticut Manufacturing Alliance (203) 378-3882
Connecticut World Trade Center (203) 336-5353
CT Business & Industry Association (203) 244-1900
Local Information Contacts
Office of Shelton Mayor (203) 924-1555
Shelton Economic Development Corp. (203) 924-2521
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