Access to major markets, financial centers and universities — in the heart of America’s northeast corridor.

Close to your customers and connected to the world.

Positioned within 500 miles of 30% of the total U.S. population and two-thirds of the total Canadian population, Connecticut puts you and your business closer to millions of customers. This proximity is optimized by the state’s bold multi-modal, multi-billion-dollar transportation infrastructure investment strategy, which is working to improve highways, bridges, airports, rail and bus systems, freight and ports.

Map of the Northeastern U.S.

Within 500 miles of Connecticut is...

30% of the U.S.

  • Population
  • Total Jobs
  • Businesses1

61%+  of the Canadian

  • Population
  • Total Jobs
  • Businesses2

1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2018; U.S. Economic Development Administration, 2018; U.S. Bureau of Economics, 2019; Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2018; AdvanceCT calculations; 2 Statistic Canada, 2017

Putting global business within reach.

In addition to a network of international airports and deepwater ports, the ease of global travel and freight movement by rail and highway makes the entire state a prime location for domestic and international trade.

Interconnected shipping by highway, rail and deepwater ports.

Connecticut’s interconnected ports, railways and highways expedite the transportation of goods as well as people. The state has three deepwater ports (Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London)—and a commitment from the Connecticut Port Authority to continue investing in those ports—making it ideal for national and international exports.

Served by six easily accessible airports.

You can get anywhere from here. Connecticut has an international airport and is located within easy reach of six others, including those in New York and Boston, serving two of the nation’s largest transportation and trade hubs.

Top ten in internet connectivity

Connecticut is one of the most well-connected states in the country, with business/household access to broadband internet at speeds of at least 25 megabits per second. With more than 400 locations and 19 resilient core locations, access to the 400+ Gbps network is always nearby and always on.

Voted the nation's 7th best small airport in 2021

Awarded by USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice Awards, Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is an international gateway for leisure passengers and business travelers, while freight facilities and customs operations are well equipped to handle international trade.

Over 12 million tons of freight were shipped through CT's deepwater ports in 2019

At the heart of the busiest market in the U.S. and with three deepwater ports in Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London, and a multitude of small harbors, Connecticut's commercial maritime industry helps to support an economy that is both broad and diverse.

Quality of Life

Connecticut residents enjoy the perfect blend of outdoor activities and indoor arts and culture.

Cost of Living

Affordable and diverse options abound in cities and towns, neighborhoods and communities.
Top Talent

Top Talent

A high number of advanced degrees ensures exclusive access to a highly educated workforce.