A rich history of innovation and a redevelopment plan for growth.

Rich in resources, open to endless opportunities.

Situated along the southeastern coastline of Connecticut, this dynamic region is home to a mix of urban, suburban and rural communities. With the Thames River at its core, the region is alive with innovative endeavors in industries such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare, biotech and offshore wind energy. From the ocean to the forests, world-class arts and theater to an adventurous outdoor lifestyle, people and businesses alike are thriving in a region that is also home to nationally acclaimed educational institutions and a variety of incubator and shared-work spaces.

Advanced manufacturing powerhouse.

The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative provides no-cost training to address the hiring needs of General Dynamics Electric Boat, members of the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA), and other industrial, aerospace and defense manufacturers. 

Intermodal transportation hub.

Southeastern CT is accessible by rail, road, water and air, including ferry access from NY and RI. The Groton-New London airport hosts a number of businesses and the Army National Guard’s 1109th Theatre Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG). Daily airport activities include: recreational and corporate flying, flight training, tourism, military training.

Attractive, affordable housing options.

There are neighborhoods, rural communities and small town centers across all of the southeastern CT region. The Lofts at Ponemah Mills offers well-designed and affordable apartment homes with a blend of details that reflect timeless character – a leading example of the unique living spaces and planned mixed use facilities throughout the region. 

Acclaimed military and civilian education.

The United States Coast Guard Academy represents the region’s diverse military community and higher education assets: Naval Submarine Base – New London, Coast Guard Station New London, and the Army National Guard – Camp Niantic; along with Connecticut College, Mitchell College, UCONN-Avery Point and Three Rivers Community College.

Venues for business and entertainment.

There are many places in the region to host all sizes of events. From Mohegan Sun’s Expo Center to a private meeting space at the Mystic Seaport Museum, the region provides a diverse list of memorable options for all of your event planning needs.

A passion for history and the arts.

The southeastern region of Connecticut is filled with fascinating history and culture. From the Mashantucket Pequot Museum to Mystic Seaport to New London’s Submarine Force Museum, it’s easy to step back in time here. And with cultural treasures such as the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the Garde Arts Theatre in New London and the Slater in Norwich, you’ll find the work of some of the country’s most celebrated artists.

Community Concierge is a program that helps the region’s businesses recruit and retain a talented workforce. We welcome you with open arms!

Discover the authentic history and the vibrant future of Norwich, Connecticut.

Come discover the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina's quaint seaside village of Niantic, in East Lyme Connecticut. Beaches, restaurants, antique and boutique shops and our mile-long boardwalk make visiting Niantic and the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina an experience like no other.

Attention developers and business owners! Thinking of locating to a great area? We are right off I95 with a high quality of life and a willing workforce along with a beautiful historic and agriculturally rich community. Consider North Stonington — The Heart of Southeastern Connecticut!

Just a few industry leaders that make their home in southeastern Connecticut.

Here are a few of the region’s top employers, healthcare providers, colleges and entertainment destinations.

A passion for invention. A commitment to diversity.

Located halfway between Boston and New York, southeastern CT is an intermodal hub of transportation—and so much more. Home to historic Mystic, world-class casino resorts, a robust arts and cultural community, and wealth of Native American and United States history, there is something for everyone. Now in addition to our reputation as an advanced manufacturing leader, several new companies are joining us, and we’re building and redeveloping to meet the region’s changing needs.

Emerging employers.

A longtime home to submarine and advanced manufacturing industries, New London companies are now breaking ground in areas such as biometrics and data, life sciences and digital technology. There are currently several incubator and co-working spaces changing the business landscape here.

Reinventing the region.

From New London’s historic waterfront district to Mystic’s many attractions to two of the country’s best known casino destinations, tourism in the region is attracting new generations of visitors to the state.

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Nancy Cowser
Executive Director Southeastern CT Enterprise Region
Phone: (860) 437-4659

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