Globally connected, locally committed.
Close to New York City — yet far from predictable.
As part of the metro New York economy and home to four of Connecticut's most dynamic and diverse metropolitan areas (Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport and Danbury), the Fairfield region is remarkably diverse. Advanced manufacturing, financial services, professional services and healthcare top the employment categories in the region. While nineteen Fortune 1000 corporations call this region home, it is well represented by a growing number of small businesses as well. And our diverse, skilled and mobile workforce is just one of the many reasons that the Fairfield region is considered by many to be a ‘global neighborhood.’
Attracting a world-class workforce.
According to Forbes, Fairfield County ranks 8th in the nation for education, with over 45% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Interestingly, 52% of bachelor’s degree holders are from out of state and almost 20% are foreign born, meaning that some of the smartest workers choose to come here for career opportunities.
Innovative co-working spaces.
The region may be home to global names and industry leaders, but it also fosters an entrepreneurial energy that attracts start-ups and inspires many to reinvent the ways of doing business.
Leadership in digital technology.
Recently jumping from 9th to 6th in the State Technology and Science Index, Connecticut’s potential in the digital technology industry is limitless—and the Fairfield Region is leading the charge, particularly in the computer, entertainment and communications industries.
Empowering access to the world.
Our enviable location allows over 62,000 Fairfield County residents to work in New York State, while 43,000 New York residents make the commute into Fairfield County. The region is served by mass transit, interstate highways and picturesque parkways. As commuting into and out of the region accelerates, Stamford’s Transportation Center has become the busiest station outside of Grand Central on Metro-North’s New Haven line.
Quality of life second to none.
With a cost of housing that is 11-42% lower than either New York City or Boston, Connecticut offers the benefits of being near those markets, with all the advantages of not being within them—like affordable housing options, great schools, dynamic neighborhoods and outdoor lifestyles.
Offering diverse housing options.
From urban lofts to suburban homes, the region provides a wide variety of housing options. The region provides both the charm of distinctly individual New England cities and towns while being just 40-60 miles from Manhattan.
Here are a few of the companies you'll find in the Fairfield region.
Many of the companies here have names you will recognize, as our proximity to New York and our expert talent pool attract leaders across a wide range of industries and fields.
A commitment to building—and attracting— the best and brightest.
In the Fairfield region, we don’t just give you a pretty picture, we back it up with strategic initiatives to make succeeding in Connecticut a reality for large corporations and small businesses alike.
Not only does the state of Connecticut rank 6th in the nation for academic R&D growth, but our educational investments in the areas of engineering, green technology and digital media nurture a solid workforce. As for our financial sector, many of the world’s largest hedge funds are located in the Fairfield region, possessing an unmatched level of expertise.
When you move your company to, or start your company in, Connecticut, we’ll make it easy, offering help with everything from site selection to tax incentives, mortgage financing, job training and regulatory assistance. And we’ll help with finding employment for a spouse, schools for the kids, or anything else that will help smooth the transition.
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Learn more about the towns within Fairfield County. Click each link below for attractions, events, restaurants, accomodations and more.
Connect with the Fairfield region.
The information above is just a small sample of the great advantages to living and working here. We’d love the opportunity to connect with you further. Simply fill out this form and we’ll be in touch. Thanks!
Director of Economic Development, Fairfield County
Phone: (203) 977-5168