Our Vision for Business and Economic Development
The Groton Business Association’s (GBA) role in business and economic development is manyfold. We want to help new and existing businesses understand how to work with the Town, to expand or change services. We want to enable businesses by providing a platform for networking and business education. We want to encourage local shopping, including the many farms in Groton that produce a variety of products. We want to be vigilant in identifying potential disruptors of our beloved town culture, charm and assets. Growth is inevitable. We want to help our elected Officials define our community.
A GBA subcommittee, the Business Development Committee, is charged with establishing channels to make it easier for businesses to grow and flourish in Groton.
Goals of the Groton Business Association
The GBA is a group of storefront businesses, farmers/agricultural business owners, corporations, home-based businesses, professionals, and organizations working together to foster ties between Groton businesses and residents.
The primary goal of the GBA is to foster business and agricultural growth that enhances both the cultural and economic qualities of life in the Town of Groton. The GBA plays an active role in defining and developing Groton, expanding the tax base and creating local jobs.
The GBA is dedicated to promoting economic progress for its members and advocating for a positive business environment within the Town of Groton.
Additional GBA initiatives include:
- Generate more business for members.
- Encourage residents, organizations, and businesses to shop in Groton.
- Reach out to the community through community service.
- Help Groton prosper by advocating for businesses, thereby promoting positive retail and agricultural business growth.
Increasing membership facilitates the reach of our message to more businesses and farms as well as provides citizens with a better understanding of what various businesses do.
A GBA subcommittee, the Membership Committee, is devoted to increasing GBA membership and communicating with businesses in town to explain what GBA is, and how it can enable them to be more successful.
Business groups often provide a sound base for charitable giving. GBA Fundraising implements business development programs directly for its members. GBA may also give annually to local student scholarships, grants, or donations to various entrepreneurial business initiatives.