Connecticut Has Abundant Talent in the Life Sciences Sector

"So, I think there are a number of advantages for doing business in Connecticut. Clearly the really most important thing is talent. We’ve got some really good schools - home grown talent. But also, our ability to attract people. It’s a great state to live in. I’m an example, my own experience in Connecticut has been terrific.” 

- Rallybio Co-Founder & CEO and former Global Head of R&D at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Martin Mackay, Ph.D., on CT's business assets.

Talent Rankings

  • #3 in Advanced Degrees (U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 1Y, 2021)
  • #4 Innovative Economy (Bloomberg Analytics, 2020)
  • #4 in Workforce Productivity (Defined by GDP per capita, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019)
  • #5 for Technology & Science Workforce (Milken Institute, 2020)
  • #4 Human Capital Investment Composite Index (Milken Institute, 2022)
  • 38 World-class Colleges & Universities, including Yale & UConn

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