Business Sectors


Stamford’s strong employment opportunities are one of the driving forces in attracting young talent. While Stamford has a diverse mix of employment sectors, some of the major ones include finance and real estate, technology, management and consulting, digital media, and healthcare. Very often, the companies are found in clusters based on sector type. This allows for a more collaborative work environment conducive to sharing ideas and business growth. 

Major Companies by Sector

Harman Autonomous Vehicle

Motherboard  Science & Technology

Science and technology startups are flocking to the Stamford area given the abundance of coworking and incubator spaces as well as the opportunity for venture capital funds and angel investments. in 2017, Stamford was ranked #7 in the Financial Times’ “Small Cities of the Future”Innovate Stamford was created in 2017 to help foster an environment conducive to creative and innovative thinking. 

Film  Digital Media & Entertainment

Digital media is the fastest growing creative industry and includes production/post-production facilities, gaming companies, animation studios, and film. In partnership with surrounding universities and Connecticut incentive programs, we have an opportunity to promote Stamford as a city on the frontier of modern media.  

Consulting

Briefcase  Professional Services

Professional services typically provide information technology, consulting, marketing, legal, tax and accounting services for companies and individuals. The management sector is the largest employer in Stamford, up from 18.8% in 2010 to 19.5% in 2014.

United Rentals

construction  Manufacturing, Commodities, & Industry

Stamford has long been known as a manufacturing city with major factories of Yale and Towne Locks, Pitney Bowes, and Clariol. In recent years, the city has pivoted towards cleaner, more high-tech manufacturing, and services including composites, chemical labs, and commodities trading, 

Laundry

Soap  Consumer Goods & Products

An underrated sector of Stamford's economy is easily the consumer goods and products industry. Stamford has been the longtime headquarters of Conair, Nestlé Waters, Philips, and Tasty Bite. New additions include Henkel, Rhone Apparel, Vineyard Vines, and Design Within Reach. 

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    Luggage  Accommodations & Coworking Spaces

    Given Stamford’s large corporate presence, it’s frequented by individuals on business trips; thus the need for expansive and luxurious hotels is large. With hotels for every budget and taste, plus convenient rental car services and public transportation, business trips are a pleasure instead of a chore. Stamford also has many coworking and short-term offices available for rent.