CBIA is the leading voice for Connecticut business
We fight to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and regulatory policy, and promoting collaboration between the private and public sectors.
We support the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders shaping a vibrant, dynamic Connecticut with opportunities for all–and connect business executives with each other and with legislators.
Stay informed with resources and information that address your greatest challenges—building and training a productive workforce, maximizing growth, and competing in a rapidly evolving global economy. CBIA members have access to benefits that help lower business costs, increase organizational efficiency, and improve employee satisfaction.
CBIA’s roots date back to 1815 when export embargoes and British import dumping posed a major threat. Business leaders met in Middletown to unite and defend Connecticut’s infant economy.
Today, we have grown to become Connecticut’s largest business organization—and the third largest in the country—with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. Our leadership role is testament to the commitment and energy of CBIA members.
We are the linchpin that fosters business collaboration, protects and promotes our state’s rich legacy of ingenuity and innovation, pushes for government accountability, and fights for fairness—on taxes, regulations, healthcare costs, and more.
CBIA respects and acknowledges all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing how different viewpoints foster teamwork and innovation—cornerstones of our values.
We are committed to being a workplace that reflects the unique experiences and perspectives of the business community we serve, and by welcoming all voices, we can further our mission of making Connecticut a top state in which to live and work.
CBIA members span industries, hail from every part of the state, and include small start-ups, large corporations, and everything in between.
CBIA Member Demographics
Whatever your industry or business size CBIA helps you compete, grow, and succeed.
CBIA membership is a smart investment in your company–with the cost of membership more than covered by the monetary savings you realize with exclusive benefits.
With CBIA membership you:
- Gain access to a suite of high-value products and member services, including insurance and employee benefits, discounts on everyday services, energy purchasing solutions, and more
- Give your business a helping hand with valuable resources, information, and professional assistance across a broad range of issues, including human resources, training, and compliance.
- Become part of the solution, connecting with powerful, dynamic advocacy at the state Capitol, driving policies that promote a better business climate.
JP Morgan Chase Bank NA,
Fuss & O'Neill Inc.,
The Lee Company,
National Graphics Inc.,
Freeman Companies LLC,
HABCO Industries LLC,
McCarter and English LLP,
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
Shipman & Goodwin,
Fenton Advisors, LLC,
Mercantile Development Inc., Shelton
Foxwoods Resort Casino,
Middle Market Banking Executive
Southern New England
Barnes Group Inc.,
RSM US LLP
Murtha Cullina LLP,
Energy & Marine
Stanley Black & Decker,
Bank of America,
CBIA Service Corp.
Services & Safety
CBIA, CONNSTEP, and ReadyCT's strategic alliance leverages our collective expertise and resources, delivering businesses wide-ranging, impactful solutions to meet their greatest challenges -- building and training a productive workforce, maximizing growth, and competing in a rapidly evolving global economy.
CONNSTEP is a business consulting firm that helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers reach their goals by strengthening their strategic, technical, and operational expertise.
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