Media Kit
Talk to us

News May 2, 2019 - 5:02:09 AM

Lamont and Bysiewicz encourage businesses to participate in CT export week

By Governor Ned Lamont's office

Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
HARTFORD, CT - On Wednesday, Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz encouraged businesses across state to participate in Connecticut Export Week 2019. Organized by the U.S. Commerce Department International Trade Administration in Middletown, Connecticut Export Week is the only free event of its kind in the nation and is designed to encourage more businesses to take the first steps towards going global. Businesses of all sizes looking to grow through exporting can participate in a series of free events and webinars throughout the week and will have access to the experts in building a global marketplace now through Friday, May 3.

“Connecticut has made impressive strides by reaching an all-time high rate of exports totaling $17.4 billion in goods,” Governor Lamont said. “While that’s a 17% increase from the previous year, we still have more work to do to stay globally competitive and further strengthen our state’s economy. Connecticut is proud to be an international exporter of goods ranging from aircraft and spacecraft parts to industrial machinery and surgical instruments. Businesses looking to expand into international markets or those looking to grow through exporting, should take advantage the resources and opportunities offered during Connecticut Export Week.”

“Trade is a driver of economic growth and job creation. It doesn’t matter if you’re business is large or small, if you’re completely new to exporting, or if you’re already an experienced exporter, there’s something for everyone during Connecticut Export week,” Lt. Governor Bysiewicz said. “I encourage companies who are looking to expand in the global market to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

For a full list of Connecticut Export Week events, visit

Connecticut Exports at Record High

To assess Connecticut’s export status, The Connecticut Economic Digest conducts an annual review of the state’s export performance. In 2018, Connecticut’s commodity exports totaled a record $17.39 billion, a 17.70% increase and positive upswing from the $14.78 billion registered in 2017.

Connecticut’s top five export customers are:
· France: $3.2 billion
· Germany: $2.3 billion
· Canada: $1.9 billion
· United Kingdom: $1.5 billion
· Mexico: $948 billion

The top exports in Connecticut are highly technical in nature with companies shipping billions in aircraft, spacecraft and parts, industrial machinery, optical, medical and surgical instruments, and electronics.

It is important to note, as significant as commodity exports are, they omit service exports, for which the collection of data is inexact and unavailable at the state level. All U.S. states face this data gap. This means that export figures for a state like Connecticut, with a large concentration of insurance, financial and other services, understate the true magnitude of its overall export value.

© Copyright by Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar. Photos without a credit line are "contributed photos".

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
Stamford artist Joyce Grasso to show work at Pequot Library in solo exhibition
Norwalk PL Offers Fall Creative Writing Workshop Series Beginning September 16
BBB Tip: Back to School Shopping
Department of Health Larviciding Mosquitos with West Nile Virus in Stamford
Tickets now available for American Gold Cup in North Salem, NY

Top of Page
 is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine |

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.