Norwich Printing Receives $48,357 State Grant
HARTFORD, CT—Feb. 16, 2012—Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that five additional small businesses have qualified for grants through the state’s Small Business Express Program (EXP) to expand their businesses and create jobs.
Norwich Printing plans to grow by using the $48,357 grant it received to buy four new pieces of equipment. The company was founded and incorporated in 1992 as part of the Minuteman Press Franchise and has been growing ever since—going from a two-person operation to eight full-time employees.
“Small businesses are pulling our economy out of the muck,” said State Representative Melissa Riley (D-Norwich). “I want to thank Gov. Malloy for this grant to Norwich Printing and for his commitment to small businesses across the state.”
“I am so happy that the Norwich Printing Co. is getting this funding to expand its production capabilities,” said State Senator Edith Prague (D-Columbia). “News like this is proof that the Governor’s jobs bill is working, which is why I voted for the measure last October. This is wonderful news for the Norwich community, and the Governor should be commended for his vision for job creation.”
In total, the Small Business Express Program (EXP) will provide $100 million to help the Connecticut’s small businesses hire more employees and fund capital investments. The program, administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), offers loans and matching grants to Connecticut companies with fewer than 50 employees.