One reason Connecticut is so productive and innovative: Our people have a passion for learning, helping to create one of America’s most educated labor pools. Connecticut ranks 3rd in the country for people holding advanced degrees and has a 33% higher concentration of scientists and engineers in the workforce than the national average.
Businesses benefit in two key ways:
- Our colleges and universities have advanced training programs focused on advanced technologies, from manufacturing to information systems to bioscience. Graduates come into the workforce with a strong skill set, so you spend less on training.
- What’s more, Connecticut’s universities join in world-class R&D partnerships with businesses (CT is #5 in the U.S. for private R&D investment per capita). Companies tap into the extraordinary knowledge at Yale, the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. That kind of synergy accelerates progress.