Connecticut's Central Coast, located in the heart of New England, incorporates of some 17 cities and towns surrounding New Haven and Bridgeport, Connecticut's two largest urban areas, and extends into the Lower Naugatuck River Valley. This area is inextricably linked to regional urban centers, including Hartford, and some 50 municipalities overall that make up the economic corridor strategically located between New York and Boston along Connecticut's I-95 and I-91 interstates and adjacent to Long Island Sound.
Connecticut's Central Coast thrives on a highly-educated workforce and draws on the strengths of the area's location, world-class educational institutions and storied tradition of innovation to be a center for global excellence in diverse areas including advanced manufacturing, bioscience, arts & tourism, healthcare, financial services, insurance, R&D, energy and more.
Here, you will find a region that combines suburban convenience, bucolic rural and small-town charm and some of the most dynamic and small-urban areas in the country. Connecticut's Central Coast is rich with a combination of state-of-the-art facilities mixed with historic architecture, a picturesque shoreline, a temperate climate and access to all the offerings of the outdoors.
The United Illuminating Company, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas power the region and support economic development efforts that drive Connecticut's economy. This website contains key economic development information and reports about Connecticut's Central Coast and links to partners and resources that include available sites and development opportunities in the area. All inquiries are handled in a timely and confidential manner.