CONNECTICUT IS LEADING THE WAY IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing Key Facts

4,400+ manufacturing establishments

 

156,000 manufacturing employees

 

#6 in the nation for concentration of engineers

 

25% of all U.S. aircraft and aircraft engine parts manufacturing is located in Connecticut

 

Connecticut has a rich history of manufacturing innovation, with pioneers ranging from multinational Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to suppliers of components, composites, and related services. Together, they form one of America’s most successful and forward-thinking advanced manufacturing ecosystems. Their collective contributions power cutting-edge advancements in precision processes, breakthrough fabrications, and patented products. Moreover, this thriving ecosystem offers diverse career paths for graduates—whether you’re interested in engineering, design, logistics, or management.

CONNECTICUT IS HOME TO CUTTING EDGE HEALTHCARE

Healthcare & Life Sciences Key Facts

27,800 life sciences employees in Connecticut 1,300+ life sciences establishments in the state 3,488 expected healthcare job openings in Connecticut for 2024 #1 in Health IT adoption – a key indicator of healthcare innovation

Connecticut is part of a dynamic ecosystem that includes some of the top life sciences clusters in the country. The state is home to a thriving life sciences community that is anchored by a robust ecosystem of cutting-edge research, highly educated workforce, and innovative companies. Connecticut has become a nucleus of life science advances—from groundbreaking research in personalized medicine to device manufacturing of the latest medical technology. From the creation of the artificial heart to stem cell study to genome research, Connecticut continues to demonstrate its commitment to serving as the center for biomedical advances. For university students and graduates, this translates into exciting opportunities for internships, hands-on research, and potential career paths within this rapidly evolving field.