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  • Works to increase awareness of manufacturing industry in Connecticut and improve conditions for these businesses in the state
  • Activities include networking events, policy advocacy, cross-sector collaboration
  • Open to both manufacturers and non-manufacturers


Formerly known as the New Haven Manufacturers Association, ManufactureCT was founded in 1913 and now includes members (both manufacturing and non-manufacturing) from all over Connecticut. The organization is dedicated to working across industry segments to promote the growth of local manufacturers, provide networking and educational opportunities, and bring policy issues before local governments and state legislatures through a lobbying alliance with the Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut.

Who’s it for?

Manufacturers, or businesses looking to work with Connecticut manufacturing companies



ManufactureCT informs, advocates, educates, and collaborates to support its members and their communities.

Resources & Services


  • Biweekly meetings where executives from member firms gather for presentations by local businesses as well as educational and government leaders.
  • Other meetings have focused on networking, company tours, and round table discussions
  • Encourage collaboration across “silos”

Advocacy and Outreach

  • Bring critical manufacturing issues before the state legislature and local governments through our lobbying alliance with the Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers
  • Engage students in learning about manufacturing as soon as possible
  • Amplify manufacturing success stories

Membership Benefits

  • A partnership with Integrity Merchant Solutions to realize significant savings on credit card processing fees
  • A W.B. Mason partnership offering focused spend reduction programs, procurement process improvements, and Lean Procurement consulting

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