The 2020 Connecticut Manufacturing Report, produced by CBIA and affiliates CONNSTEP and ReadyCT—and made possible through the generous support of Stanley Black & Decker—reviews the state of the sector, explores the outlook for the next 12 months, growth factors, key initiatives, hiring and investment trends, and the impact of state and federal policies.

It also captures how the state’s manufacturing community is navigating an extraordinarily challenging and unprecedented period, with the world looking very different today than it did when this report was published last year.

The information and data shared in this report came from multiple sources, including a comprehensive July 8-29 CBIA survey of Connecticut manufacturers, numerous state and federal agencies, and interviews with private and public sector manufacturing leaders and officials.

Given the critical part manufacturers play in Connecticut’s economic ecosystem, the key takeaways and policy priorities highlighted in this report are ones their partners in the state legislature and government agencies should understand and embrace.