With the new Surge Cities Index, Inc. and innovation policy company Startup Genome ranked the top 50 metro areas in the United States on seven key indicators—from early-stage funding metrics to job creation.
Hartford, CT Ranked #46
The Hartford area is on an upswing—thanks, in part, to a rebound in manufacturing. Aerospace company Pratt & Whitney can’t keep up with jet engine orders, and Otis Elevator Company does more than $12.3 billion in net sales.
Pioneering accelerator reSET, which has a social impact focus, has graduated 100 area companies over the past five years.
Toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker recently launched the Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator with Techstars. And Hartford/East Hartford was named one of the state’s four Innovations Places.
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