Welcome to the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Manufacturing resource center. This is your central location for resources available to Connecticut manufacturers.  

Our state stands out for its work to support our manufacturing ecosystem. We know you're crucial to our continued economic success! That's why we created and continue to invest in the Manufacturing Innovation Fund, established the first Chief Manufacturing Officer position in the U.S., and more.

We are confident that you will find the resources you need to help grow your business. Please reach out to us with feedback on how we can make it easier to grow your manufacturing business in Connecticut!

Connecticut Helps Manufacturers Thrive
CONNEX Marketplace
Buy local. CONNEX Connecticut is an online manufacturing platform that connects all U.S. manufacturers and suppliers with a single, accurate, and searchable supply-chain solution.
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Help for manufacturers
Understanding who can provide the manufacturing support you need can be a challenge. We've simplified that process.
Ambassadors Program
When you become a CT Manufacturing Ambassador, you help move manufacturing forward in our great state by sharing your passion for manufacturing.
Supporting Manufacturing
We’re Here to Help
The Office of Manufacturing is focusing state efforts to help manufacturers innovate and grow with the latest technology and skilled workers.
  • Strategic Plan 
    Connecticut’s first Manufacturing Strategic Plan explores three pillars supported by innovation: Workforce Growth & Development, Supply Chain Resiliency, and Industry Expansion.
  • Paul S. Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer 
    Paul is giving manufacturers a seat at the policy-making table, coordinating efforts from the state and private sector to expand manufacturing in Connecticut.
  • Manufacturing Innovation Fund 
    The MIF was established to ensure state manufacturers remain highly skilled and globally competitive by investing over $100 million to foster growth, innovation, and continued excellence.
News & Events

Connecticut’s Workforce Is Attracting Manufacturing Industry

Several out-of-state manufacturers in the housing industry have announced plans to move to the state, citing Connecticut’s impressive talent pool of skilled workers. 

CSCU Manufacturing Challenge

Friday, May 12, 2023, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm St., Enfield

For the first time ever, manufacturing teams from Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Naugatuck Valley, Quinebaug Valley, and Tunxis Community Colleges’ machine technology programs will compete in a manufacturing challenge.

Space Bound: CT manufacturers contribute tech to NASA

Gov. Ned Lamont during the recent American Manufacturing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Farmington spotlighted contributions made by 41 Connecticut companies to the Artemis I space mission.

WICC Interview with Paul Lavoie

WICC 600 AM  107.3 FM – Melissa Sheketoff interviews Paul Lavoie, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, on April 5, 2023 to address some of the key issues facing manufacturers today

We are pleased to partner with CT Supplier Connection to bring you the 3rd Annual DirectSupplier Summit and Business MatchMaker. Suppliers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one (virtually) with buyers from some of Connecticut's largest procurement organizations. 

Quinnipiac Hosts Roadshow and Career Fair


That is what the roadshow was all about, according to Paul Lavoie, Connecticut's chief manufacturing officer. “We want to introduce kids to the ...

Engineering Capstone Projects

Each year, dozens of manufacturers present engineering schools in CT universities with design challenges or problems they are encountering. CONNSTEP is accepting manufacturer inquiries.

Bristol aiming $2.4 million in federal ARPA funds at high unemployment

Hartford Courant

“Connecticut has this tremendous opportunity in that we have jobs available that are looking for workers,” said Paul Lavoie, the state's chief ...

Student-Manufacturer Connection Fair

May 10, 2023
State Capitol Building Lobby
Description: Manufacturing employers have an opportunity to showcase their business through interactive outreach to K-12 students throughout the State. The event is free held at the State Capitol Building in downtown Hartford. Schools and employers are encouraged to attend.

Goodwin University Career Fair

Goodwin University – Hosting Spring 2023 Business and Manufacturing Career Fair

Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 4:30 PM