Connecticut Has Talent

Companies depend on Connecticut’s talented workforce to solve the challenges of tomorrow. With 38 world-class universities, including UConn and Yale, providing post-secondary and graduate education, and significant investments in research and collaboration, we’re developing scientists, industry leaders and innovators. Our talent is why we’re a home for 2 Fortune 100, 14 Fortune 500 and 28 Fortune 1000 companies, the Insurance Capital of the World, and destination for foreign companies and startups.

Connecticut workers are some of the most talented in the world, and the state is investing in multiple workforce programs, with the input of educational institutions and business leaders, to  ensure that they remain poised to fill the needs of the industries of the future. When there’s no room for error, design it, engineer it, build it in Connecticut.

Our Talent is the Difference Maker

  • #3 Most Educated Workforce in the U.S.1
  • #5 Best Technology & Science Workforce2
  • #6 Most Productive Workforce3
  • #4 in the U.S. for Knowledge Jobs4
  • #2 in the U.S. for Patent Activity5
  • #4 Most Innovative Economy6
  • #9 Most Innovative Potential in the U.S.7
  • #4 for Human Capital Investment8

1 WalletHub, 2022; 2 Milken Institute, 2020; 3 Defined by GDP per capita, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019; 4 Information Technology Innovation Foundation, 2020; 5 Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020; 6 Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020; 7 WalletHub, 2023; 8 Milken Institute, 2022