Connecticut Offers Proximity & Access

Connecticut is located in one of the most densely populated and largest urban agglomerations in the world.

Within 500 miles of over 29% of the U.S. population (more than 96 million people), 29% of U.S. business establishments, and 32% of the U.S. GDP, Connecticut lies in the center of the U.S. economic engine1.

Connecticut is also within 500 miles of 66% of Canada’s population, 63% of Canada’s business establishments2, which includes major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, granting valuable access to both markets for domestic and international companies – a fact which has made Canada one of Connecticut’s top three trade partners and sources of foreign investment3.

Reaching these populations and business centers is highly convenient given Connecticut's central East Coast location, connections via Interstate 95, 84, and 91, commercial and passenger rail services including Amtrak, a top-rated international airport, and three deep water ports.

Connecticut’s Location Advantages

  • Between NYC and Boston. You can reach both cities via Amtrak 
  • Bradley International Airport and easy access to 6 other airports including JFK and La Guardia 
  • 4 Foreign Trade Zones
  • 3 deep water ports
  • 38 colleges and universities
  • Office space that’s $46-$61 per sq ft less than NYC4

These location advantages, along with Connecticut’s strong talent pool, has contributed to 2 Fortune 100, 14 Fortune 500 and 28 Fortune 1000 Companies locating here. Join them. 


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1 U.S. BEA, US BLS, AdvanceCT calculations, 2022; 2 Statistics Canada, AdvanceCT calculations, 2022; 3 U.S. Department of Commerce, 2022; 4 Cushman & Wakefield, 2023