Welcome to the Voluntown EDC

Our Mission

Welcome to Voluntown, CTThe mission of the Voluntown Economic Development Commission is to foster economic development in Voluntown and increase the tax base by retaining existing businesses and helping them grow, encouraging indigenous business start-up, and recruiting light industry

Through this website the Voluntown EDC intends to promote Voluntown to prospective businesses and visitors, by highlighting what our town has to offer them.

We hope the new website makes it easier for residents to access information on Voluntown EDC activities. The Voluntown Farmers’ Market, and Voluntown Methodist Church Project pages will be updated frequently. Check back often!

The Voluntown EDC would like to highlight local businesses right here on this website. If you would like to nominate a business to be highlighted, please email us at edc@voluntown.gov . Highlighted business spots may include photos, description of services, introduction of owner(s), and a link to website and social media outlets.

Please remember that www.Voluntown.biz is your tool. Any ideas that you have are greatly appreciated. If your business has an existing website, and you would like to have it linked to www.Voluntown.biz, please send us an email. Thank you in advance for your reply, and thank you for helping us support our town.

SBA 101 Workshop, May 18

SBA 101 Workshop

Hosted by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is presenting a free SBA 101 workshop for existing and start-up businesses on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.

This free workshop is open to the public and will give an overview of the capital, counseling and contracting programs and services available from the SBA and its resource partners to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business. Attendees of SBA 101 will learn more about:

  • SBA loan programs
  • CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CPTAP) – Government contracting
  • Counseling and training services from SCORE.

Speakers include:

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register by May 11.

To register or for more information, contact Lisa Powell at 860.240.4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov

Volunteers Wanted

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is currently seeking volunteers for help with ongoing projects. The EDC runs the Voluntown Farmers’ Market and is looking for volunteers to help set up, take down, and even help with planning the market. The EDC is currently working on projects to promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreational tourist destination. The EDC has also been reworking on how to present the town to businesses that are suitable to this area. Help is needed with all of these ongoing projects. The EDC meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 in the Town Hall meeting room. If you can not make a meeting, but would like to volunteer, please email us at EDC@voluntown.gov .