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Regional Highlights

  • Hartford is an ideal North American location with easy access to major hubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, plus worldwide connectivity via Bradley International Airport
  • Ranked as the 4th best city in the U.S. for tech jobs (Brookings Institution)
  • Top ten fastest-growing market for tech talent in the U.S. (CBRE)
  • Top 10 best city for Millennials (New York Times, 2019)
  • #4 Metro for Female Entrepreneurs (Seek Business Capital, 2019)
  • Global brands thrive in the Hartford Region; among the household names in our region: Aetna, Travelers, Cigna, The Hartford, United Technologies, and Stanley Black & Decker
  • A cost of living 21% lower than Boston and 34% lower than New York City (C2ER, 2018)
  • A median HH income of $73,200 (Census, 2019)
  • Rising prominence in the healthcare sector: Connecticut is ranked 3rd in the nation for healthcare and 1st for access to healthcare (US News, 2019)
  • Hub for downstream metal manufacturing, aerospace, and defense
  • Home to broadcast media powerhouses such as ESPN

How Connecticut and Our Region Rank

  • #1 state for Fortune 1000 companies per capita (Fortune 500, 2019)
  • #1 state for Fortune 500 companies per capita (Fortune 500, 2019)
  • 3rd in the nation in readiness for the knowledge-based economy (Zippia, 2018)
  • #5 metro for airplane engines & parts (BLS, 2019)
  • #3 in America’s Health Rankings (America’s Health Rankings 2018, United Healthcare Foundation)
  • #1 state for insurance jobs per capita (BLS, 20s19)
  • #4 in Best metros for first-time homebuyers(Realtor.com, 2019)
  • #1 highest salaries in safe, affordable metros (Realtor.com and BLS, 2019)
  • #1 Happiest state in the northeast (Wallethub, 2019)
  • Top 5 Most innovative state (Bloomberg, 2019)