Exceptional Workforce

The talent you need to accelerate — and sustain profitable growth.

A highly educated and highly productive workforce.

Smart, resourceful employees who think big and work hard. Those are the characteristics of Connecticut’s talent pool. Whether they’re raised here or drawn here to attend one of our 38 colleges and universities, our workforce is well-educated and highly industrious. Companies in the fields of bioscience, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, digital media and information technology continue to generate career opportunities for those with the talent, skill and drive to succeed. And our location attracts the best and brightest from New York and southern Massachusetts as well.


in the U.S. for percentage of adults with advanced degrees

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in the U.S. for productivity of the labor force

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Five Year Estimates 2015-2019; AdvanceCT calculationsU.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2018; AdvanceCT calculations, 2020

A passion for performance and productivity.

Productivity is the spirit that drives Connecticut business. In terms of gross domestic product, Connecticut ranks higher than several major countries in productivity. In fact, if Connecticut were a country, it would be the sixth-most productive in the world.
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Meeting immediate needs.

Connecticut has experienced employees and recent grads ready to meet your needs now—and as they evolve. Compared to the national average, we have nearly 50% more adults with bachelor’s degrees or above, along with some of the country’s highest numbers of master’s degrees and science and engineering doctorates.

Planning for future needs.

Our exceptional PreK-12 school system is ranked #3 in the country. Beyond our own well-prepared high school grads, our highly ranked colleges and universities also attract more than 12,000 international students from across the country and around the globe. And as early as kindergarten, we’re already preparing your future programmers by integrating coding into all our K-12 classrooms.

#3 best university (public or private)

U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges 2021


#23 top public university in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges 2021

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#1 public regional college (north)

U.S. News and World Report, Best Colleges 2021

#2 for most innovative schools

U.S. News & World Report, Most Innovative Schools Regional Universities North, 2021

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#2 in best colleges for veterans

US News & World Report, 2018

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15,000 students per year graduate from CT's colleges and universities

CCSU, 2018

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Business Leaders

Connecticut firms are leading the way and shaping the future of their industries.
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Key Industries

A hub for innovation, from aerospace to insurance, biosciences to digital technology.
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