the City of Hartford Skyline as seen from the eastern shore of the Connecticut river

Capitalize on our strategic location

with easy access to Boston and New York and within 500 miles of 30% of the nation’s population, businesses and total jobs.

Welcome to Connecticut!

Whether you’re looking to move your family or a company, build a career or a business, you’ll feel right at home in Connecticut. Here you’ll find a haven for dreamers and doers—a dynamic blend of the historic and the groundbreaking, vibrant cities and scenic towns, emerging talent and established leaders. Explore this site to learn more about the key advantages of living, working, playing and doing business in Connecticut.


Find out why NBC Sports,, RTC, Pratt & Whitney, Stanley Black & Decker and so many more headquarter in CT.


See why Connecticut ranks among the nation’s top 10 places to raise a family.


Just one advantage of working in CT: we average one of the shortest commute times of anywhere in the Northeast.

Kent Falls


101 state parks and 2,000 miles of hiking trails are just a few of the reasons you won’t be able to stay indoors in CT.

Hear what others love about Connecticut

Residents of all ages and businesses of all types are thriving in Connecticut. Let them tell you why in their own words.


Hear about the many reasons to live, work and play in our great state.


A great place to live, work and play — embodying the revolutionary spirit it takes to innovate and succeed.

Unmatched in location and unparalleled in opportunity.

Just as it has been for centuries, Connecticut remains a haven for original ideas and fresh thinking. We are home to Fortune 500 companies and pioneering start-ups, established leaders and emerging innovators, natural resources and cultural treasures, nationally ranked schools and an exceptionally productive workforce. We invite you to be part of this dynamic blend of dreamers and doers who are inspired to lead their industries – and enjoy their lives.

Areal of Stamford

Strategic Location

Connecticut is at the very epicenter of the northeastern U.S. economy. With easy access to Boston and New York, it costs less to reach one-third of the entire U.S. economy and two thirds of the Canadian market from here.

30% of the U.S. population,
total jobs and businesses are
within 500 miles of CT.

Two people hiking over a river at Kent Falls

Quality of Life

Connecticut ranks among the nation’s top states for quality of life. Great public schools, scenic suburbs, a low crime rate, vibrant yet manageable cities, access to exceptional healthcare, and a diverse array of recreational options are just a few of the reasons why so many enjoy living here.

2,000 miles of hiking and bike
paths, including 51 miles of the
Appalachian Trail.

A scientist placing a solution into test tubes

Exceptional Workforce

Connecticut’s workforce is among the nation’s most highly skilled —and highly productive. So whether you’re looking to staff your company with top talent or simply want to work alongside those you can respect and learn from, Connecticut is a great place for good people.

#3 in the U.S. for master’s
degrees and #8 for science and
engineering doctorates.

Actors in a Theatre

Vibrant Arts & Culture

Connecticut is alive with the arts — from nationally renowned art galleries and museums to award-winning theaters and cultural events, from historical sites and major concert venues to local galleries and community fairs. Learn about the diversity of experiences Connecticut offers you.

20 world-class museums
and home to 5 Tony Award-winning
regional producing theaters.

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Growing Business Sectors

Long known as a leader in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, finance and insurance, Connecticut is also home to thriving sectors in bioscience, green energy, technology and digital media. This array of rapidly advancing industries positions the state for continued growth.

TOP 5 in the U.S. for
productivity of the workforce.

Key Facts

Key Facts & Figures

Review the research that proves why Connecticut is such a great state to live, work and play.

Hear from Our Workforce

Find out why others are raising their families and building their businesses here.
Things See Do

Things to See & Do

Experience the arts and explore the great outdoors, all in one small, amazing state.


Let us connect you to the resources you need to build your business in Connecticut.

The support you need for the future you want.

Connecticut provides a conducive environment for growth across a diverse array of businesses. From emerging entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, we welcome all sizes of organizations across all types of industries, with businesses in advanced manufacturing, bioscience and insurance doing exceptionally well here. To explore the support Connecticut offers that may be most appropriate for your organization, select your industry sector OR your business size/type OR your specific objective below.

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From advanced manufacturing to bioscience, technology to tourism, search for industry-focused resources including financial assistance, tax incentives and technical expertise.

Tap Into Business Expertise
Let us connect you to a variety of different specialists who can help you grow and thrive.
Learn About Tax Incentives
Find out about tax credits, exemptions and more to help start, move or grow a business.
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Start/Move Your Business to CT
Learn about resources available to assist in starting, expanding or relocating a business.
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Get help with transportation, business law, marketing and licensing in Connecticut.
Identify & Develop Talent
Explore the programs and services we offer to help you attract and develop your workforce.
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Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a business or a commercial developer seeking to expand a footprint, find a wide range of programs to support your growth.