New London


181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Located midway between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City and situated on the shores of both the Thames River and Long Island Sound, The "Whaling City" of New London is a wonderful community in which to live, visit and do business. Our historic waterfront City is best known as the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and America’s Tall Ship the Barque Eagle. New London is an historic whaling port, a center of higher learning, location of regional multi modal transportation hub and an arts and cultural center.

The City is presently in the midst of a period of economic revitalization with significant development initiatives underway in the State Pier, the Downtown and the Fort Trumbull areas. The most notable result of these efforts is the recent completion of Pfizer, Inc.'s $300 million dollar Global Research and Development Headquarters on the City's waterfront.

The Office of Development & Planning (ODP) administers and is responsible for a broad and complex array of planning, regulatory, economic and community development programs designed to improve the quality of life for the citizens of New London.  One of the most recent additions to the City's economic development efforts is the establishment of a Film Commission.  A link to their web site may be found below.

Hours of operation:
Office of Development and Planning is located at 111 Union Street. Hours are 8am-4pm M-F.

City Hall hours are M-F, 8am to 4pm.

Located midway between Boston and New York City and situated on the shores of both the Thames River and Long Island Sound. Exits 80-84 of I-95 are the main gateways to city from east and west, and Rte 32 from the North. The Cross Sound Ferry runs frequent daily car and high speed ferry service to and from Orient Point, Long Island and Amtrak has over a dozen daily trips both north and southbound.
The City is approximately 50 miles from TF Green Airport in Providence and 60 miles from Bradley International Airport in Hartford.

To Boston: 106 miles
To New York City: 125 miles
To Providence: 56 miles
To Hartford: 47 miles

Related Links
City Web Site

View City Data

Community Economic Profile

Business Development Incentives

New London Main Street

New London Film Commission


Development Opportunities

Ft. Trumbull Peninsula 

300 State Street - Center for Arts & Business

Eastern Avenue Properties

Lighthouse Inn:  Invitation for bids and other information is available at City web site.  Q& A for bidders available here.


*Banner photo courtesy of John Reasback