Cultural Values

We share a passion for invention and a love of community.

Here creativity is valued — and all are welcome.

As it has for centuries, innovation continues to flourish in Connecticut. One of the key reasons why is that we welcome fresh ideas and new contributions from all types of thinkers and doers, inventors and makers, leaders and collaborators. There is a respect for the individual — as well as a fostering of the collective — that is at the heart of Connecticut's culture. It's what makes us such a diverse, inclusive community and what keeps our revolutionary spirit alive.

A passion for invention.

Fueled by Yankee ingenuity and stick-to-itiveness, Connecticut residents and businesses have long been at the forefront of innovation on land, sea, and air — from the invention of the world's first nuclear submarine and helicopter to the fuel cell that powered NASA's first space suit. Supporting these inventors are funders of all types — from private investors and public corporations to state governments and local municipalities.

Commitment to inclusivity.

Connecticut is inclusive and welcoming. Nearly 16% of our population is Latino, 12% African-American and 14% are immigrants — many of Jamaican, Polish and Indian descent. And when other states shut their doors to refugees, Connecticut welcomed these families with open arms and supported them so they could thrive. Connecticut was also the second state in the nation to welcome same sex-marriage — and we continue to be champions for LGBTQ rights.

Leadership in sustainability.

Connecticut has been ranked #6 in the nation for energy efficiency and was named the 5th greenest state by WalletHub. Not only are we a founding member of the Regional Green-house Gas Initiative (RGGI), we created the nation's first Green Bank to leverage private capital to finance energy upgrades. And Connecticut's utility companies are working to help families and companies alike get the most out of every KwHr.

So much to do, always close to you.

Connecticut is alive with the arts. Here you’ll find amazing art galleries, award-winning theaters, unique museums and modern architectural marvels. Check out the arts & culture section of CTvisit.com to see more.

Tourism

Be sure to bookmark the Events section of CTvisit.com to find the most up-to-date cultural activities and celebrations.

Tourism

Be sure to bookmark the Events section of CTvisit.com to find the most up-to-date cultural activities and celebrations.

Tourism

Be sure to bookmark the Events section of CTvisit.com to find the most up-to-date cultural activities and celebrations.

Education

Education & Schools

A strong commitment to education helps to grow a highly educated and skilled workforce.
Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Connecticut residents enjoy the perfect blend of outdoor activities and indoor arts & culture.
Cost of living

Cost of Living

Affordable and diverse options abound in cities and towns, neighborhoods and communities.