Business

Business

COVID-19

Danbury Businesses, we want you to know that there are resources available to you. The City of Danbury understands the difficult circumstances that you are going through due to COVID-19. We want to make sure you understand the resources available to you during this difficult time. We are stronger together and will get through this as a community.

Please check back regularly as information is updating rapidly. If there is something else you need assistance with, please contact Roger Palanzo, the Director of Economic Development & Business Advocacy.
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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

On Sunday, Governor Lamont asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to begin offering disaster-relief loans to Connecticut small businesses and non-profits. The SBA approved his request. Companies can now apply for loans of up to $2 million through a special page on the SBA website. SBA also has more valuable information for businesses.

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The Department of Revenue Services has extended deadlines for filing and payments associated with certain state business tax returns. Details are on DRS’s website.

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Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

Check back to the website regularly because, in addition to the Main Street Lending Program, a second round of Federal business stimulus financing will be available soon.

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Workers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic no longer must be actively searching for work. And employers who are furloughing workers can use the Department of Labor’s shared work program, which allows businesses to reduce working hours and have those wages supplemented with unemployment insurance. DOL has more information about these and other changes.

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Your business may be effected by Governor Lamont's recent executive orders. Please read them in full.

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Danbury's Pro-Business Climate

Ranked the best small city in Connecticut to start a business, Danbury is the place where your company will shine. Local businesses are leveraging our unique combination of assets to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.  These assets and resources include a pro-business climate, a creative, educated and talented workforce, an excellent education system, transportation advantages, a superior quality of life, and much more!