Small Business Hotline

May 5, 2017

Throughout this session, I have continued to support Connecticut’s small businesses by voting for bills to provide them with the necessary tools and resources needed to succeed.

On Wednesday, we passed House Bill 5584 to establish a small business hotline at the Department of Economic and Community Development. Businesses will be able to find guidance for accessing state programs, services including networking opportunities and financial assistance resources.

The legislation would further require DECD to staff the hotline Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The bill received the support of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business group.

I am proud to have voted for this bill and will continue to support small businesses in Connecticut.