Connecticut has been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research for decades. The unique combination of its universities, hospitals and lab facilities has provided an environment where new discoveries in biotech and bioscience can thrive. Building upon its existing foundation, Connecticut is looking towards new horizons as it expands its efforts through new investments in the future of the bioscience industry.

Listen To Our Podcast, Working For Health

#1 Paul Pescatello on CT Bioscience Industry September 23, 2019

#1 Paul Pescatello on CT Bioscience Industry

Welcome to our new and innovative podcast, “Working For Health”!

During this podcast we’ll be exploring the bioscience industry in Connecticut. Connecticut has long been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research and it’s continuing to grow. We’re going to be talking to researchers, scientists, bioscience companies, start-ups, patient advocates and maybe even some of our policymakers!

Working for Health - Trailer August 27, 2019

Working for Health - Trailer

Welcome to “Working for Health” a new podcast about the growing and exciting bioscience Industry in CT!  Connecticut has long been a leader in the area of biopharmaceutical and medical research and it’s continuing to expand and grow.  Working for Health will talk to researchers, scientists, bio start-ups, patients…...and maybe even some our policymakers!  We’ll bring you unique conversations that you won’t hear anywhere else, thanks to our unique combination of bioscience companies, universities, hospitals and lab facilities right here in our backyard. Head to Apple podcasts - or wherever you get your podcasts - and subscribe right now to “Working for Health”.


Supporting High Quality Jobs in Connecticut

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 8,963 jobs in Connecticut in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 26,470 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 35,433 jobs across the Connecticut economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Connecticut workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $805.5 million in personal taxes in 2017—$698.6 million in federal taxes and $107 million in state taxes.

Connecticut's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $9 billion in economic output for the state of Connecticut—including $4.2 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $4.7 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$4.2 Billion
$4.7 Billion
$9 Billion

vendor relationships


vendor spending


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Elected Officials


Business/Economic Development Partners

Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Connecticut Bioscience Growth Council

Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)

Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS)

Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA)

Connecticut In-Plant Operators

Connecticut Retail Merchants Association

Connecticut Road Builders Association

Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE)

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 

MetroHartford Alliance  

Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, Inc.

New England BIO

Spanish American Merchants Association

Town of Farmington, Department of Economic Development

Utility Contractors Association of CT

Biopharmaceutical Partners


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.


Purdue Pharma L.P.

Health/Advocacy Groups


Alliance for Living

American Cancer Society – CT Chapter

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists – CT Chapter

Arthritis Foundation, New England Chapter

Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention

Epilepsy Foundation Connecticut Chapter

March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter

Physicians for Women’s Health

Women’s Health Connecticut

Labor Partners

Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGC-CT)

Carpenters Union Local #210

Connecticut Iron Workers Local #15 

Connecticut Plumbers & Pipefitter Local #777 

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #478

Sheet Metal Workers Local #40

Academic Partners

Southern Connecticut State University

Growing Great Schools


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