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Groton - Where Business Thrives

We know what drives a productive work environment. Over 25,000 people work in Groton every day creating value across a wide range of industries, service providers and the US Navy. What attracts this level of commerce is the right combination of location, space, networking, infrastructure and work force availability.

Location
We’re easy to get to, communicate with and ship from. Groton is on I-95 and has easy access to I-395 as well. We’re also on Amtrak’s NE Corridor halfway between New York City and Boston MA with 2 stations just minutes away. The world is close, there’s 2 major airports near-by, TF Green (45 miles) and Bradley International (65 miles). The Groton / New London airport located in Groton is a jet friendly general aviation and charter air facility. The Providence and Worcester freight railroad services the town with spurs and access to cross country routes. Groton is on the Thames River and there are deep water facilities for ocean shipping. We’re in the middle of a huge market that includes the New York City and Boston MA metropolitan areas; Providence, RI and Hartford and New Haven, CT.

Space
Need space to grow? For an inventory of space best suited to your business needs, give Sam Eisenbeiser, Economic Development Specialist a call at (860) 446-5981 or email him at SEisenbeiser@groton-ct.gov.

Networking
Growing your business today requires an environment for active net-working and we’ve got that covered. Local Chambers of Commerce conduct networking sessions at their monthly breakfast and dinner meetings as well as a women’s business network luncheon. The Groton Business Association (GBA) promotes small businesses in Groton and sponsors a number of family oriented events throughout the year. For more information on the networking opportunities these organizations offer visit their web sites: the Groton Business Association; the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce; and the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.

Infrastructure
Our infrastructure is oriented to support your business. Groton is wired for business success, we have a world class municipal utility that has successfully powered major industries for over 50 years and in addition to electricity provides water, cable TV, High Speed Internet Access and Digital Phone service. Many parts of the town are served by Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) a major public utility in the state. Groton has 7 banks and 3 credit unions, over 1000 hotel rooms, 2 conference centers (1400 and 850 max persons each) and a major health center that provides emergency care, outpatient surgery, lab, x-ray and imaging facilities, physical rehabilitation and occupational health services to keep you and your workforce healthy. In addition there are several major hospitals close-by.

Workforce Sourcing
It takes talented people to support growing businesses and Groton has a number of ways to source the skills your business needs. There are 3 high schools including public, vocational and a maritime studies magnet school.   The University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus in Groton and the near-by Three Rivers Community College produce job ready graduates. Navy veterans from the submarine force add mature high tech skills to the mix.   The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) offers workforce sourcing services and information on training for new and/or current employees at little or no cost. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with classrooms in Groton provides educational opportunities to working professionals. Within a sixty mile radius of Groton there are over thirty colleges and universities including the University of Connecticut main campus at Storrs, and the University of Rhode Island, as well as two Ivy League institutions, Brown and Yale and 7 Community Colleges.

 
Starting a Business?
Check out our Relocation Resource Guide to get contact information for local utilities, the DMV and more!

Growing Your Business?
We are here to help! Give Paige Bronk, Manager of Economic and Community Development a call at (860) 448-4095 or email him at pbronk@groton-ct.gov. He can tell you about incentives, resources, and ways we can help you expand!

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