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Economic Development

Starting a new Business? Relocating? The Brownstone Industrial Park located in scenic Portland, offers an industrial site in the heart of central Connecticut with municipal water and sewer, gas and rail service and convenient access to the Connecticut River, Route 66, Route 9 and I-91! Less than 25 miles from Bradley International Airport and only 16 miles to Brainard Airport.

Get Involved Attend a Meeting of The Portland Economic Development Commission

The mission of the EDC is to promote and retain existing businesses and attract new businesses to our community.  The EDC meetings the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Portland Town Hall, 33 East Main Street. We have many exciting initiatives underway to market our existing businesses and bring new investment to Portland. Residents and members of the business community are invited to attend and be part of Portland's future!

Like Us On Facebook at Portland Connecticut Marketplace

The Portland Connecticut Marketplace Facebook page is a great way to find out about our local businesses, getting notices for special events, and find out about area wide educational and financial programs to help small businesses grow.

  1. Portland Business Journal 2015

  2. Portland Business Journal 2014

  3. Portland Business Journal 2013

  4. Portland Business Journal 2012

  5. Portland Business Journal 2011

  6. Portland Business Journal 2010

  7. Portland Business Journal 2009

  8. Portland Business Journal 2008

2018 Members
  • Brownstone Barbers
    321 Marlborough St

    Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
    161 Brownstone Ave

    Clear Blue Water Systems
    38 Cote Lane
  • Connecticut Training & Consulting Institute
    1116 Portland-Cobalt Rd

    Connecticut Valley School of Music & Dance
    226 Main St

    Mark F. DeFrancesco, Inc.
    118 Jobs Pond Rd
  • F-40 Motorsports
    464 Portland-Cobalt Rd

    Ghent's Tree Removal
    179 Old Marlborough Tpk

    Gotta's Farm & Cider Mill
    661 Glastonbury Tpke
  • Jarvis Airfoil 
    528 Glastonbury Tpke

    Liberty Bank
    245 Main St

    Masselli Sons Plumbing & Heating
    64 Freestone Ave
  • Melilli’s Caffe & Grille
    264 Main St

    Mormile Family Chiropractic
    234 Main St

    Petzold’s Marine Center
    37 Indian Hill Ave
  • Portland Fence Co.
    Brownstone Ave

    Portland Golf Course
    169 Bartlett St

    Portland Golf West
    105 Gospel Lane
  • Quarry Ridge Golf Course & Restaurant
    9 Rose Hill Rd

    Saint Clement’s Castle
    1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd

    127 Main St
  • TD Bank 
    255 Main St

    The Wedding Dress LLC 
    222 Main St

    Tritown Foods 
    316 Marlborough St
  • Valli Construction Co.
    80 Sand Hill Rd

    White Dog Cafe
    164 Main Street
New Businesses

Questions ???

Contact our Land Use/Economic Development Coordinator, Mary Dickerson, to find out more about our Development Team and free marketing assistance for new businesses at (860) 342-6727, or e-mail