Chamber of Commerce Eastern Connecticut

The Chamber is a collaborative of business and community leaders dedicated to securing and enhancing the economic vitality of eastern Connecticut. The Chamber Creates forward-thinking regional coalitions; builds a positive business climate to meet current and future needs of our members; supports balanced economic development and growth; and actively works to strengthen our region as a great place to live, work and play. Learn more.



Thames River Innovation Place

Thames River Innovation Place seeks to build prosperity in the Thames River region through authentic innovation, collaboration, and diverse partnerships. Our group is an unprecedented alliance of public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the communities of New London and Groton in Southeastern Connecticut. Major institutions are collaborating to design a blueprint for the future of our communities that integrates existing plans and projects with new ideas that leverage and enhance all that is unique about this place at the mouth of the Thames River.


ct next


CTNext is a public/private network of entrepreneurs, mentors, service providers and others helping Connecticut’s most promising startups succeed and grow. In 2016, CTNext expanded to new initiatives helping key places in the state become magnets for talent, supporting entrepreneurship in higher education, and focusing more on growth-stage companies. The first of these efforts, Innovation Places, weaves together entrepreneurship support and relationship-building with physical planning and development. Learn more.