Economic Development

Sheila O'Malley

Economic Development Consultant 

(203) 437-1598 - text or email best

Seymour is open for business.

On this page you will find resources to start or expand your business in Seymour, including regulations, permits, tax incentives, and contacts. If you cannot find what you are looking for, reach out to the First Selectwoman’s Office at (203) 888-2511 and we will be happy to help.

Getting Started

  1. Contact the First Selectwoman's Office so we can get to know you and your business idea. We can provide resources, information about business development incentives and services, and refer you to appropriate municipal and state offices. Start with the State of Connecticut's Business One Stop and Business Startup Tool.

  2. Write your business plan. SCORE is the nation's largest nonprofit small business development organization. They provide mentorship, consultative, and education resources from fellow business owners. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free advice to businesses from industry experts.  

  3. Find your location. Seymour has a variety of commercial spaces available: find yours using CT SiteFinder or Loopnet.

Tax Incentives

To encourage private investment, improve the physical appearance of the community, expand the Town's economic base, support sustainable business development, and promote a healthy business climate, Seymour had adopted a competitive tax incentive policy. New Construction and rehabilitation or expansion are covered under the tax incentive plan. 

Seymour Tax Incentive Plan

Seymour Tax Incentive Application.pdf

Additional State Resources

Advance CT (Formerly the Connecticut Economic Resource Center) - For general assistance with permitting, registration, and licensing, free personal assistance is available during business hours at (800) 571-7136.

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Connecticut Department of Revenue Service - Business Registration

HEDCO, Inc. - Provides both financial and technical assistance to small businesses in Connecticut

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce - Business resources and advocacy representing Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.

Naugatuck Valley Health District - Temporary food licenses, health inspections, and code compliance

United States Small Business Administration 

General Information
Economic Development Director
Sheila O'Malley
Phone Numbers
(203) 437-1598 (203) 888-2511
Emergencies: Dial 911
1 First Street