Connecticut is 7th in U.S. for Foreign Direct Investment

Positioned in epicenter of the U.S. Northeast, Connecticut offers foreign owned businesses an ideal location within two hours of Boston of New York and within 800 kilometers of one-third of the U.S. economy. With three deepwater ports, Connecticut offers maritime access, strong rail and interstate distribution networks and the talent needed to fill positions at all levels. 

Connecticut offers one of the nation’s most highly educated, highly productive workforces and has the third-highest share in U.S. workers employed by foreign companies. These companies include SAP, Boehringer Ingelheim, MTU Aero Engines, Diageo, Smiths medical, BIC, Samsung, Bridgestone, Kantar, Dassault Systems, Webedia and Sekisui.

FDI Investment in Connecticut: Key Facts

  • 7th in US for FDI (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
  • 740 international companies operate in Connecticut
  • 115,000 of workers are employed as a result of FDI
  • 31% of FDI jobs are in manufacturing
  • 13.8% growth in FDI employment since 2013

    Experienced Global Economic Development Team

    AdvanceCT’s experienced global economic development team offers confidential assistance to foreign companies entering the U.S. market through Connecticut. AdvanceCT offers the following services:

    • AdvanceCT provides specialized expertise to find the most direct route to expedite your foreign investment project in Connecticut.
    • Connections into the Connecticut ecosystem, major trade associations, universities and other affinity groups related to your business.
    • Access to data, including details about the state, demographics, industry information, workforce data.
    • Information on professional service advisors such as lawyers, accounting firms, banks, insurance firms, immigration attorneys and other business service firms to assist with establishing a presence in Connecticut and the U.S.
    • Guidance and introductions to real estate providers throughout the state.
    • Assistance with navigating local communities, including municipal economic development leaders, regional resources, utilities, cultural organizations, local schools and residential services.

    For personalized assistance, contact John Bourdeaux, Chief of Staff, by calling 860-571-6206 or emailing jbourdeaux@AdvanceCT.org.