Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. provides students, parents, educators and manufacturers with a variety of tools and resources to dispel misconceptions about today's manufacturing workplace, create a greater awareness of educational and career pathways that will lead to exciting jobs, and help introduce youth to the variety of opportunities the manufacturing field offers. Click on the links below to visit downloadable resources, or contact us directly for printed brochures and giveaways to support your next event.

Resources for Students / Parents

Resources for Educators

Resources for Manufacturers

Key Role in Connecticut's Economy:

- Total Manufacturing Output: $26.2B (2009), ~$25B (2010)

- Manufacturing's share of total gross state product: 11.4%

- Manufacturing establishments: 4,826

- Manufacturing's share of exports: 92%

- Total employment related to manufactured exports: 76,100

- Tax revenue: ~$900M

Manufacturing and Job Growth: 

- Total jobs: 167,900*

- % of overall nonfarm jobs: 10.3

- Average annual compensation: $87,465

- Manufacturing pay premium (% of nonfarm): $31,972 (57.6%)

*Each new manufacturing job creates 2 to 4 additional jobs