About The Connecticut Supplier Connection Program

It’s not easy for small and diverse suppliers to win business from large corporations. It takes dedication, persistence and knowledge, as well as hard work. But once you do, growth can be quick and lead to many new opportunities.

Since 2016, CT Supplier Connection’s goal has been to provide Connecticut’s small and diverse suppliers with greater visibility in-state and to help them build a national following. The network also helps suppliers prepare for pre-qualification and due diligence with large buyers.

The program is a resource that helps link the procurement groups of Connecticut’s larger corporations with the state’s many small and diverse suppliers through promoting registration on our  ct.supplierone.co website. This national procurement network involves multiple industries and allows suppliers to enter their data once and be found by over 75 large buying groups.

We also provide supplier development training and host events to ensure Connecticut’s supply chain members are strong and nationally recognized.

The CT Supplier Connection is a program provided through the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and funded through a grant from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development.

The Connecticut Supplier Connection’s annual Growth Summit and The Direct Supplier Summit are our two major annual events. The centerpiece of both Summits is the Business Matchmaker, where small and diverse suppliers have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from leading regional procurement groups.

This year, our 2024 CT Supplier Connection Direct Supplier Summit & MatchMaker is being held virtually over 2 days from June 26th - 27th, 2024. This event focuses on all small and diverse suppliers.

In addition to meeting with some of the region’s largest buying organizations, attendees will hear about how the State of CT is supporting its small and diverse supplier base and to meet buyer needs.

To register your company and join the CT Supplier Connection community at ct.supplierone.co