A Great Place for Business:



Guilford, CT is a growing, economically mixed, historic shoreline community with excellent transportation links and an active business support network. It is central to the Connecticut health-science corridor defined by New Haven, Wallingford and Groton/New London, and is an attractive location for distinctive retail, commercial and service businesses.

A Growing Community. . .

  • Population 22,400+
  • Median family income $99,000, more than twice the US average, more than 1.4 times the Connecticut average
  • Popular bedroom community for United States and international residents on assignment at shoreline corporations

Transportation . . .

  • A two-hour drive on I-95 to both Boston and New York
  • A one-hour drive to Bradley International Airport (Hartford/Springfield, MA), 75 minutes to T.F. Green International Airport (Providence, RI), convenient to NYC, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports.
  • Commuter rail links to New Haven/New London, with high speed train connections (AMTRAK Acella) beyond to New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

An Active Business Support Network . . .

  • Active Shoreline Chamber of Commerce
  • Town Economic Development commission with salaried staff specialist, plus State EDC, Office of Tourism and business development offices
  • Numerous banking and financial institutions
  • Vibrant, attractive business core along Boston Post Road (Route 1), and Town Center/Green
  • Seasonal tourism from rental units, seasonal tour packages and day-visitors boosts local business demand.

The Connecticut Health Corridor . . .

  • Three major pharmaceutical companies within commuting distance
  • Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
  • Spin-off biotech/health services research companies from start-up to established
  • Educational programs in medical technology and health-related services at area colleges.

Perfect for Retail, Commercial or Services Businesses . . .

  • Home of numerous manufacturing businesses
  • Home of technology service business with national client bases
  • Seeking businesses that preserve the Town’s distinctive character while adding to the economic base.