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Economic Development Toolkit



Greetings and welcome to the City of New Britain!

Thank you for your interest in relocating, establishing, or expanding your business here in New Britain. We are excited to work with you.

The pages that follow detail the many economic development incentives available to you from the federal government, state of Connecticut, and the City of New Britain to help make your vision and business a success.

My administration has made a dedicated commitment to increasing economic development in our city. We are proud to be partners with the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce in creating a climate where both residents and businesses can grow and thrive.

New Britain has long been known as “The Hardware City.” Throughout the 20th century, our economy was anchored by large-scale manufacturing. Companies like Stanley Black & Decker, American Hardware, Fafnir Bearing and Corbin-Russwin all called New Britain home. Times and technology have since changed, but New Britain is still a vibrant place to do business.

Today, New Britain is a city on the rise and making headlines with many positive changes taking shape. From national retailers like Costco, local eateries, high-tech aerospace manufacturers, and many others, we are experiencing a resurgence of private and public development not seen in years.

I firmly believe that people want to invest in cities who invest in themselves, and that is precisely what we are doing. Our multi-year, multi-million-dollar Streetscape Project is transforming our central business district into the most pedestrian-friendly downtown in Connecticut, tying it directly with the southern hub of CTfastrak, the region’s first bus rapid transit system. When complete, the new traffic patterns, enhanced amenities, and overall beautification of this area will compliment both new and existing businesses in New Britain.

From tax incentives, specific development zones, a façade improvement program, and other resources—we have much to offer. It is my hope that these “tools” offered in the following pages will help guide you to the assistance you need.



Erin E. Stewart