The SEDC is a non-profit corporation that promotes business development within the city. It coordinates activities between city and civic organizations, and promotes collaboration between city officials, local residences and business leaders. It also provides technical expertise to city agencies in order to promote economic development in Shelton. The SEDC is currently working on a multi-phase downtown revitalization program along the Housatonic River that includes infrastructure improvements, brownfield remediation and the development of a recreational riverwalk.