Paul Lavoie and Governor Lamont


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
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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

The National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers Q1 2023 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey shows manufacturers’ concerns around key tax, trade, permitting and regulatory proposals.

CT Manufacturing Roadshow

April 4, 2023 @ Quinnipiac University M&T Bank Arena
May 4, 2023 @ Housatonic Community College
Description: The Manufacturing Roadshow Series is designed to raise awareness and pique interest in the broad opportunities and well-paying, interesting, and modern careers now available in Connecticut manufacturing. We welcome employers, students, and families.

U.S. Industrial Policy

U.S. ‘Industrial Policy’ Returns with $53 Billion for Chip Manufacturing - Concerns about China’s growth in chip manufacturing has helped create bipartisan consensus for boosting U.S. production.

Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology (MET) Career Fair

April 4, 2023 @ Quinnipiac University M&T Bank Arena
Description: Employers will meet well-prepared entry-level candidates for full-time, internship and apprentice roles and keep this trained talent right here in Connecticut and students will get to meet perspective employers. The event is free and transportation will be provided from many college campuses.

The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame announces the theme “Boldly Go! Celebrating those who innovate!" for the upcoming AMHoF induction ceremony on April 12, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the Jackson Laboratories in Farmington, CT.  

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.