Innovative Economy

March 30, 2017

Connecticut has an innovative economy. I’m glad to report that Connecticut is ranked ninth in the U.S. for technical innovation. That’s according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub's analysis used 18 “key metrics” as guidelines for how a state is encouraging technology innovation.

The legislature has helped create this environment with laws encouraging investment in new businesses and collaboration among businesses. In this legislative session we are looking to expand on our successes with; more incentives to invest in start-ups; a one-stop hotline for entrepreneurs; and developing strong relationships between our vocational-technical schools and employers.

Continuing with these economic development measures will further establish Connecticut as a great place to live, work, raise a family -- and do business.