Start Your Business Today in Groton

The Groton Economic Development team is available to assist both new and small businesses in Groton – or if you are considering starting up a business enterprise, we’d love to help connect you to the resources you need.

Contact us by phone or e-mail, use the form at this link or stop by our offices at 134 Groton Long Point Road.

Filing a Trade Name Certificate

Filing a Trade Name Certificate with the Town is required if you are conducting business under a business name. The form can be completed in the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall at 45 Fort Hill Road; there is a $5.00 fee.

State of Connecticut Business Licensing and Registration

Registration with the State of Connecticut is required if you are conducting business in the state. The following resources provide details regarding state registration and licensing requirements:

 

Starting a Home-Based Business

Home occupations are permitted in a number of districts in Groton with the approval of an Administrative Site Plan Application. A summary of the relevant regulations can be found here. To get started, stop by the Planning Department at the Town Hall Annex weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Finding a Location

Finding a site for your business in Groton is easy! Our economic development team is eager to help your business find space in Groton. Begin by taking a look at the available sites on our property listings page.

Digital versions of permit applications are available from our planning department:

For further assistance, give Paige Bronk, Economic and Community Development Manager a call at (860)448-4095 or email him at PBronk@groton-ct.gov.

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region

Want to explore on your own? Visit the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer) website and get great start-up information. seCTer is a public-private regional economic development agency, committed to providing assistance to regional entrepreneurs and existing small businesses.

DID YOU KNOW...?

The Southeastern CT Chapter of SCORE offers free business consultation at their local offices in New London and Mystic.

Quick Links

Additional free resources and consultation are available via the following:

Take a look at our events calendar for the latest free training for start-ups and small businesses.

New to the Groton Area?

Community Concierge is a free service to help newcomers get to know the area and meet new friends and colleagues. Sign Up Here!

 

See a variety of 'Business Start-Up' resources below: