AdvanceCT Supports Business & Innovation in Connecticut

Connecticut has a lot to offer your business and AdvanceCT is here to ensure you can access all of these benefits. 

AdvanceCT’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program is designed to help Connecticut companies grow in our state. Our team works to help solve challenges faced by Connecticut’s businesses and works with them to ensure the state is responding to their needs, making Connecticut the best possible operating environment for their industries.

Through one-on-one site visits and conversations, AdvanceCT is showing up for our businesses. Whether you need access to resources, someone to advocate for you with the state government, or connections to local partners, our team is ready to assist.


Reasons to Choose Connecticut for Your Business:

  • #3 for employees with advanced degrees1
  • #2 in the U.S. for patent activity2
  • #4 most innovative economy3
  • #4 for human capital investment4
  • #6  most productive workforce5
  • 2 Fortune 100, 14 Fortune 500, & 28 Fortune 1000 Companies6
  • 38 world-class colleges & universities, including the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Yale University — the #2 best college in the country7
  • #9 for Science, Engineering, & Health Doctorates in the Workforce8


Oni ChuKwu, board member of Aventri, discusses his long history in Connecticut.

1 U.S. Census Bureau; 2021; 2 Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020; 3 Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020; 4 Milken Institute, 2022; 5 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2022, AdvanceCT calculations; 6 Fortune, 2023; 7 Forbes, 2023; 8 National Science Foundation, 2021, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, LAUS, 2021, AdvanceCT calculations