Years ago, talent would move to where businesses were located to obtain employment. Now businesses are moving to where the talent is located and we can all agree the talent pool has opted to leave Connecticut and many businesses have followed suit.
While Connecticut is given high marks for education, we are unfortunately situated in an area of the country where neighboring states also excel educationally, and people are opting to move to those states. Connecticut is currently ranked 5th nationally in pre-K-12 education by US News & World Report; however, we are ranked lower than first-ranked Massachusetts and second-ranked New Jersey. Over the last seven years, both these states added over 200,000 new residents, while Connecticut has only added 8,000 residents.