PLYMOUTH - Sheila Hummel, business development program manager for the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, will be at Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to meet with local businesses and industries that may benefit from the state’s “Small Business Express Program.”
The program is designed to help small businesses that are considering expanding, by providing a combination of loan and grant financing for new construction, new machinery and equipment, working capital, and hiring of new employees, according to Mayor David Merchant.
“As mayor, I have always maintained that the backbone of our Plymouth economy is small business, and I’m delighted that Sheila has accepted our invitation to meet one-on-one with any of our local companies that may benefit from her programs,” Merchant said in a prepared statement.
Companies employing fewer than 100 people, and that have been in business for at least a year, are eligible for the program.
“Lately, my office has been receiving a number of inquiries from companies looking to grow, both those already in town as well as companies considering relocating here. I’m anxious to help provide them access to attractive financing so they can proceed more quickly with their expansion plans,” Merchant noted.
“And it’s also worth mentioning that the Small Business Express Program is just that, with a simple application process and a quick turnaround time for an answer,” he added.
Businesses interested in meeting with Hummel can schedule an appointment by contacting the mayor’s office at 860-585-4001.
For more information about the Small Business Express Program, visit the Department of Economic and Community Development’s website at www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?q=489792 .
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.