Groton is located beside the river Thames and falls within the area of New London County. It has a total area of about 45.3 sq. kms. The Electric Boat Corporation is located here. Other local employers are Pfizer and the University of Connecticut. The Naval Submarine Base of New London, General Dynamics, Town of Groton etc. are some of the other prominent employers of the town. The local education sector also offers substantial number of employment oppurtunities. Important tourist attractions of the town are Branford House, Gungywamp, Fort Griswold etc. Local trade and retail are some of the other economic oppurtunities for the locals.