Programs and Incentives for Businesses

Norwalk is always looking for new ways to support existing and new businesses. Whether it is pursuing grant funding, implementing comprehensive tax programs, or physical improvements to spaces, we strive to create multiple programs to uplift and attract businesses. Below are programs that are currently active, others that are being pursued, state programs, and lending partners. Should you have any questions regarding any of these programs reach out to Business Development & Tourism Team at schurch@norwalkct.org or call 203-854-7948.

Available Programs


Enterprise Zone
Opportunity Zone
Storefront Improvement Program
Small Business & Main Street Program
Norwalk Now
Manufacturing Equipment Personal Property Tax Exemption

Pending Programs


Extension of the Enterprise Zone to Wall Street/West Avenue
Tax Increment Financing

State Available Programs


Small Business Express Program
Economic and Manufacturing Assistance Act

Lending Partner Programs


Community Economic Development Fund
Connecticut Community Investment Corporation
BDC Capital