“Manufacturing has always been an important part of Connecticut’s culture and economy, and it’s a subject we’re thrilled to explore with the Made in Connecticut initiative. In recent years, technological advances, as well as human innovation and creativity, have put Connecticut on the forefront of a manufacturing revolution. This revolution is not only exciting, it’s important to the local economy, as it’s helping to create jobs in the Nutmeg State.” – Jerry Franklin, President and CEO of CPBN
Launched in the fall of 2014, Made in Connecticut is a multi-platform initiative of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). Against the backdrop of such timely issues as outsourcing and a global economy, this initiative explores modern manufacturing and the role of innovation on companies that are located – and thriving – right here in Connecticut.
Special Made in Connecticut programming airs on WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio and CPTV/Connecticut Public Television. This programming explores such topics as the value that manufacturing provides to the state’s economy; how the manufacturing sector is contributing to the creation of jobs in Connecticut; how advances in technology have changed the nature of manufacturing and the skills needed to work successfully in the manufacturing environment; and how science, technology and innovation are transforming manufacturing endeavors around the world, the nation and the state.
Made in Connecticut on WNPR
Tune in to WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio for special reports and stories from the award-winning WNPR news team that look at how manufacturing is affecting Connecticut and its economy. To stream stories aired as part of WNPR’s Made in Connecticut coverage, click here.
Made in Connecticut on CPTV
CPTV, as well as CPTV Sports, CPTV’s 24-hour local sports network, air Made in Connecticut vignettes showcasing Connecticut-based companies making a name for themselves in the Nutmeg State and around the world. Some of those vignettes can be streamed here.
CPTV has also produced two full-length Made in Connecticut documentaries. The first premiered in fall 2014 and profiled a number of local companies, from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford to Tucci Lumber in South Norwalk. That full documentary can be streamed here. In spring 2016, Made in Connecticut 2 premiered, featuring even more local businesses and innovation. For more information on that film, click here.
Thank you for joining CPBN for an exploration of the many amazing innovations that Connecticut has to offer!