Economic Development

When you locate your business in the Hartford Region, you take advantage of a highly skilled workforce, a strategic location and an exceptional quality of life that benefits you, your employees, and your clients. 

The State of Connecticut ranks third in the nation for advanced degrees and fourth in the nation for productivity. More than 23.5 million people live within a 2-hour drive, and our extensive transportation network makes us a prime location for organizations that do significant business in the Northeast. 

Our Region is home to experts in aerospace, insurance and financial services, healthcare and advanced manufacturing and technology.

Our rich American heritage dates back to 1636, and we are home to numerous arts and cultural attractions, nationally ranked schools and scenic landscapes.

Discover the Hartford Region today.

View or download our flyer about doing business in the Hartford Region.

Recent Updates and Highlights:

  • Currently working with 15 Israeli-based companies with a pipeline of almost 80 to navigate and connect to Connecticut.

  • Aer Lingus Day in Hartford at the Society Room - made introductions for the airlines senior management to the Hartford business community.

  • Hosted dignitaries from UK, Hong Kong, and most recently India’s new Consul General, Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das.
  • Successfully attracted Niagara Bottling to the town of Bloomfield.  At full build-out the facility will be approximately 443,000 SF and will employ 150 people in its $73 million plant

  • Hired a Business Advisor to support growth of mid-sized companies as part of partnership with CTNext to offer free growth advisory services to eligible companies in the Hartford Region. 

Business Development Services

We support the growth of businesses already located in Connecticut as well as domestic and international businesses who are considering locating here.


Innovation Destination: Hartford

Showcasing and serving the Hartford Region's entrepreneurial community with resources to start and grow your business.

International Business

The MetroHartford Alliance helps you create a presence in Connecticut with a variety of services and resources.


State and Regional Data

Use our GIS tool to locate available commercial properties where you can establish and grow your business in Connecticut.


Talent Attraction & Retention

Find out how we’re recruiting and retaining talented individuals to make an impact on the Region’s future.


Town Profiles

Detailed information about municipalities in the Hartford Region is at your fingertips.