Economic Development Links

This page contains information on local, state, federal and regional links to organizations and agencies; general business assistance resources; local banks, insurance companies, and employers; manufacturing and trade organizations; and resources for small businesses.

Please note that the presence of any link anywhere on this site does not constitute an endorsement, favoring, or approval of the site or any specific commercial product, commodity or service by the Town of Woodstock.




  • Business Advisor: One-stop shopping to federal government information, services, and transactions, including business development, financial assistance, and taxes.
  • IRS Business Division: information regarding taxes for all business types including corporate, not-for-profit, international, small businesses and self-employment.
  • Small Business Association - Hartford office


  • Academia in the Quiet Corner: Listing of local colleges and universities.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Inc.: Business leaders working to promote a regional identity, providing networking, showcasing member businesses, educational and promotional programs, etc.
  • Northeast Connecticut Economic Alliance: A private, nonprofit organization whose website provides links to financial institutions, towns, economic groups, and various state agencies, all dedicated to this area of the state and its future economic growth.
  • Tourism: The Quiet Corner, Putnam Traveler - attractions, lodging, dining, walking, shopping recreation, events, etc.

General Business Assistance Resources

Resources for Small Businesses

  • Business Week Online: small business section offers advice and research for small businesses.
  • Connecticut Economic Development Fund: Counseling and loans for low/moderate-income people with existing or start-up businesses who are having problems obtaining loans through existing avenues.
  • Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CSBDC): A statewide organization providing professional business counseling without charge to small and medium-sized businesses. Counseling assistance and educational workshops are available for business planning, financial analysis, international business, loan packaging, marketing, and management. It also provides specialized resources such as the Export Assistance Program, and Community Accounting Aid Services.
  • The Entrepreneurial Center: helping people achieve financial independence through self-employment by training women and men to start their own businesses.
  • Register a small business in Woodstock - form
  • SCORE: (Service Corps of Retired Executives) a non-profit association providing free counseling and low-cost workshops to the small business community.
  • Small Business Administration: Its mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businesses.
  • Small Business Development Center - no-cost counseling, seminars, training by professional business counselors.
  • You Belong In Connecticut: information to help businesses grow in CT, including a searchable database of Connecticut Assistance Programs, real estate information, town profiles, workforce information, etc. Maintained by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (CEDC.)
  • A Guide to Women in Business
  • A Guide to Ethical Principles in Business


Local Banks

Local Insurance Companies

Manufacturing and Trade Organizations

Local Employers