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Connecticut Port Authority

  • A quasi-public agency to market and coordinate the development of Connecticut’s ports, harbors, and maritime economy
  • Aims to grow Connecticut’s economy through strategic investments
  • Focus on infrastructure improvements and attracting investors


A quasi-public agency established in 2014, the Connecticut Port Authority is responsible for marketing and coordinating the development of the state’s three deep water ports, small harbors, and maritime economy. The agency works to drive Connecticut’s economic growth and job creation by investing in infrastructure improvements, strategic investment in high-potential growth areas, and attracting private investors.

Who’s it for?

Any investors involved in Connecticut’s maritime economy, particularly those associated with harbors or the deep water ports in Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.


To grow Connecticut’s economy and create jobs by strategically investing in the state’s three deep water ports and small harbors to enable each to maximize its own economic potential.

Resources & Services

RFQs and RFPs

The Connecticut Port Authority issues requests for qualifications or proposals to seek qualified companies to work on its projects. The RFQs and RFPs cover a variety of areas, such as consulting, construction, legal services, engineering, and marketing.


The Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program is a competitive grant program managed by the Connecticut Port Authority, allowing municipalities or other property owners with land in or adjacent to Connecticut waters to apply for matching funds to improve the infrastructure or management of a local waterway. Potentially qualifying projects include dredging, breakwaters, harbor management plans, and feasibility studies.

Economic Impact Reports

The Connecticut Port Authority commissions or conducts research on economic issues related to the state’s ports, including assessments of their economic impact and recommendations on how to leverage these resources for maximum economic impact.


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