If you ask me how we attract the top people in a variety of industries and then keep them, I would tell you that we offer an amazing quality of life. Connecticut is No. 1 in America in per capita income—proof that achievers in all fields call our state home.
We offer people outstanding schools and universities, a rich cultural life and world-class dining and entertainment. Your employees can find top-quality urban, suburban and rural housing in a wide range of styles for many budgets. Families enjoy 250 miles of beautiful shoreline, spectacular state parks and pristine rivers and lakes.
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We're the healthiest state in America, one of the lowest for obesity rates and percentage of adult smokers. Connecticut also ranks among the top states for doctors per capita, with world-renowned hospitals and a robust health-care system. To employers, those statistics translate to fewer sick days impacting productivity and, to employees, it means a great quality of life.
These are the qualities that make our state such a great place to live, work, invest, relocate and start or grow a business.
—By Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy