About TVSC

Welcome to the TVSC website. We hope that information on this page will provide you with an understanding of what TVSC is all about.

TVSC is currently located at 165 State Street, Suite #424, in downtown New London, CT.

We are a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aligning the city-regions in the Thames Valley watershed with sustainable economics.

Our two main approaches derive from time-tested resources; asset mapping (building community from the inside-out) developed at the Asset-based Community Development Institute (ABCD Institute), and the local living economy building blocks put forth by the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE).

We are a collaborative organization by structure. As such we look to work with movements and organizations where missions overlap or where a given initiative is central to the principles of TVSC.

By exploring this website and by contacting us, you will better understand our mission and project orientation in southeastern Connecticut.

Mission

TVSC, through partnerships and collaborative projects, will enhance the environmental, business, and social climate in Greater New London through advocacy and promotion of proven programs that foster sustainable, socially equitable, and economically sound policies. The goal is a healthy, vibrant and exciting region with a bright future.

Vision

TVSC’s focus is on economic vitality, social equity, and environmental security for our citizens, local businesses, and our naturally occurring and created local resources. TVSC seeks to ensure that the region will be valued by future generations. It recognizes the leadership role that New London and regional municipalities can play in the region by championing the advancement of sustainable (living) economies, environmental, open and public spaces and social agendas (Committing to this vision will enhance New London’s distinctive character and create a city that will be an exceptional place in which to live, work, and play.)