Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) provides four utilities to the City of Norwich – natural gas, electricity, water and wastewater collection. Established in 1904, NPU is municipally-owned and governed by a five member Board of Commissions and Sewer Authority, who represent the best interest of the citizens they represent.
NPU operates a full service Customer Service Center, allowing our customers the option of speaking directly to a customer service representative for any account issue. Additionally, NPU’s control room is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to any utility emergency within 30 minutes or less.
City of Norwich
Co-Working & Small Business Development
Foundry 66 provides small businesses a wide range of support services including low cost work spaces, offices, and conference rooms; educational programming, networking opportunities, and a space for community building.
Foundry 66 is the perfect place to meet other like minded individuals, connect with local businesses, and find an inclusive and diverse community of supportive and inspirational entrepreneurs.
Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce
Becoming a member of The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce is an investment to you and our community! Their sole focus is to enhance local business competitiveness by encouraging innovation, strength in numbers, direct connections, and support. Chamber membership is open to any business micro to large,as well as any individual person who may have an interest in belonging.
The majority of their members include businesses in Norwich and the 10 surrounding towns within a 20 mile radius.
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
Creates forward-thinking regional coalitions
Builds a positive business climate to meet current and future needs of their members
Supports balanced economic development and growth
Actively works to strengthen the region as a great place to live, work and play
Connecticut Community Investment Corp.
For small business entrepreneurs in Connecticut and Rhode Island who have powerful ideas – and need more power to grow them – the Community Investment Corporation is at your service. Borrowers get the guidance through the pivotal steps of creating, expanding and executing a business plan, which secures the SBA 504 or MicroLoan.
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty towns, cities and boroughs formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues facing Southeastern Connecticut. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been existence since January 1961.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing this for nearly fifty years.
Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to their network of 11,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver services at no charge or at very low cost.
Does your business have a plan to protect itself in case of a natural disaster or some other emergency? How quickly your business can bounce back after something happens is often times the difference between survival and failure. FEMA wants to help make sure your business is ready! Check their website today to make a plan for your business.
Ask us for a referral or call our partners directly for any questions you may have about doing business here.