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Hartford, CT – June 29, 2023 – Business Facilities, a leading source for corporate site selection information, has unveiled its highly anticipated 19th Annual Metro Rankings Report, identifying the top metros across a range of categories crucial to corporate relocations and expansions. In this year’s report, Hartford, Connecticut emerges as a top small city for Tech Talent Leaders, underscoring its significance as a thriving hub for technology and innovation. The MetroHartford Alliance, the driving force behind the region’s economic development, is elated to share this outstanding recognition and highlight its positive impact on our community and citizens.

Business Facilities’ Rankings Report, which analyzes over 60 factors pertinent to site selection teams, serves as a vital resource for corporate site selectors and consultants seeking to make informed decisions. The report identifies the cities that act as economic engines, driving growth and fostering innovation within their respective states and regions.

“Cities are the economic engines behind the growth of many states and larger regions,” affirms Anne Cosgrove, Business Facilities Editorial Director. And in this regard, Hartford stands out, solidifying its reputation as a prime destination for tech talent and forward-thinking businesses.

In the category of small cities as Tech Talent Leaders, Hartford, CT proudly joins esteemed cities such as Pittsburgh, PA; Calgary, Alberta; Orlando, FL; and Madison, WI, along with notable counterparts including Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and Sacramento, CA. This recognition affirms Hartford’s standing as a rising star in the tech industry, attracting top talent and fostering an environment conducive to technological advancement, innovation, and economic prosperity.

The MetroHartford Alliance acknowledges the profound impact of this accolade on our community and citizens. By nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem and promoting the growth of tech talent, Hartford creates opportunities that enhance the quality of life for its residents. The recognition as a Tech Talent Leader further bolsters the region’s appeal to businesses seeking a dynamic and innovative environment to thrive.

“We are thrilled to see Hartford’s achievements in the tech sector recognized on a national level. This ranking underscores the collaborative efforts of businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and government entities that foster an environment where tech talent can flourish,” says David Griggs, President and CEO at the MetroHartford Alliance. “The presence of top tech talent in Hartford not only drives economic growth but also enables us to build a future where innovation and opportunity are within reach for all.”




About the MetroHartford Alliance
The MetroHartford Alliance collaborates with investors and partners to elevate the Hartford Region through economic development work, convening the community around shared challenges, and providing local chamber support.


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