Immigrants may be a pivotal component in Connecticut’s economic strength – or weakness – in the coming decade, according to recent statistics. Population projections from the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group, reported by the American Immigration Council, show that in many states in the Northeast and Midwest, including Connecticut, growth of the working-age population […]
More than half of single adults age 65 and older in Connecticut can’t afford food, housing or other basic necessities, based on their income. The “economic insecurity” of that population ranks Connecticut the 13th highest rate in the nation. In the neighboring states of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, the situation is even worse. […]
Three Connecticut metropolitan areas are among the top 30 “most educated cities in America,” according to a new analysis. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area ranked #12 in the nation, narrowly missing the top 10. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford placed 22nd, and New Haven-Milford ranked 29th in the ranking developed by the financial website WalletHub.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region ranked […]
For years, the tag line has been “innovation runs through it.” In the coming year, there will also be more frequent rail service running through it, and that may make all the difference in the world.
When proponents of economic development in what’s known as “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” get together for a conference this […]
The United States has more fitness centers than any other country in the world, and Connecticut is one of the reasons why. The state is ranked #2 in the nation, just behind Minnesota, among states with the most gyms/fitness centers, according to data compiled by the website exercise.com.
Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, […]
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. A University of Connecticut researcher examined the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college […]
The United States has long been the global leader in resettling refugees, defined as people forced to flee their home country to escape war, persecution or violence, explains Smithsonian magazine in a state-by-state comparison.
Since 2001, the magazine reports, more than 895,000 refugees have settled in the U.S., typically after being referred by the United […]
Connecticut’s total population has declined over the past 3 years. In fact, in 2016 Connecticut’s total population fell below 2010 levels. New England and our neighboring states have also experienced an increase in people leaving. However, Connecticut has fallen the most post-recession, according to an analysis by the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
International migration has […]
Connecticut is 11th best among states in the number of people who had no trouble finding a doctor in 2015, according to State Health Compare. The top 10 states were Minnesota, Kansas, Vermont, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, Maine, Nebraska, Hawaii and Tennessee. That’s the good news.
But Connecticut is also 17th worst among states in the percent of […]
In a state-by-state analysis of start-up business activities, Connecticut moved from ranking 22nd among the smallest 25 states a year ago to 18th this year – the largest forward progress of any of the nation’s 25 smallest states. Vermont also moved up four positions, from 13th to 9th. And Kansas advanced three positions, from 18th […]
By 2014, Connecticut was home to almost half a million people who were born abroad. In Connecticut, like the country as a whole, immigrants are currently punching far above their weight class as entrepreneurs, according to a report issued last year highlighting the impact of immigrants in the state.
Foreign-born workers make up 21.3 percent […]
“Connecticut’s got to do something dramatically different,” implored State Sen. Mae Flexer. Her impassioned comments came as part of a panel discussion at the unveiling of the 2017 Kids Count Policy Report at the State Capitol. With budget negotiations proceeding in earnest amidst a worsening state fiscal situation, Flexer expressed her concern about the forces […]
Connecticut is among the wealthiest states in the country, and aggregated statewide economic, health, and education indicators suggest that children and families fare better here than in much of the United States. According to a new report developed by the Connecticut Association of Human Services, the reality on the ground is not what it appears […]
New Englanders overwhelmingly believe that at least half of high school students across the region graduate unprepared for college and a career, and that student-centered learning environments are part of the solution to this readiness problem.
That’s according to the results of a poll that reflects growing concerns that children are not fully equipped for […]
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