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.
Latest News

FORGE Establishes Hartford Location

Nonprofit organization FORGE connects manufacturing startups with the product development and supply chain resources they need to succeed.

IndustryNet Reports on The Big Picture Report

Nearshoring has improved our supply chain. IndustryNet reports how, after months of supply chain constraints and historic demand, the U.S. manufacturing climate is shifting once again.

Deloitte releases 2023 Manufacturing Industry Outlook

Despite supply headwinds, labor shortages, and an uncertain economic environment, the manufacturing industry continues to surpass the expectations of previous years.

CBIA 2022 CT Manufacturing Report Released

Review the state of manufacturing in Connecticut, the impact of an uneven economic recovery, and the outlook for the next 12 months, including growth factors, policy priorities, and hiring and investment trends.

How Is Your State Advocating for Manufacturing?

Paul Lavoie, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, shares five questions that leaders must ask to build a strong ecosystem supporting manufacturing innovation.

DECD Releases 2022 Manufacturing Innovation Fund Report

Driving the Demand for Our Supply Chain provides at-a-glance manufacturing sector data, economic growth statistics, and a deep dive into the use, impact, and fiscal accounting for all MIF-funded programs.