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

FORGE Spring Startup Showcase - Tuesday, April 25th, 2024

Digital Thread Lab Talent & Training Accelerator

Office of Manufacturing Update - February 2024

Paul Lavoie: Leading Connecticut's Manufacturing Renaissance | Manufacturing Digital

Office of Manufacturing Update - January 2024

Air Industries is featured in the most recent edition of North America Outlook Magazine.

ThayerMahan growing quickly in Groton