Contact Us
Brookfield Daily Voice serves Brookfield, New Fairfield & Sherman
Return to your home site

Menu

Brookfield Daily Voice serves Brookfield, New Fairfield & Sherman

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Showers, Thunderstorms Will Sweep Through Ahead Of Warm Front Leading To Summer-Like Temps
Business

CT Has More Fortune 1000 Companies Per Capita Than Any Other State, Report Says

State of Connecticut ranks as No. 1 for top company headquarters per capita, new report shows
State of Connecticut ranks as No. 1 for top company headquarters per capita, new report shows Photo Credit: Google Maps

A new report has shed some light on the business landscape of the Nutmeg State, claiming that it has more Fortune 1000 companies per capita than any other state.

The report, published in U.S. News , used more than 70 metrics to measure where exactly each state falls in categories like healthcare, education, economy, crime, environment, infrastructure and more.

Connecticut moved up three spots to No. 21 in this year’s list of the best states, putting it fourth among New England states.

Perhaps the most surprising ranking is the state’s No. 1 position in the subcategory of top company headquarters. This means that Connecticut has more Fortune 1000 companies per capita than any other state.

Here’s how Connecticut ranks in some of the other categories:

  • Health Care: No. 3
  • Education: No. 12
  • Economy: No. 30
  • Infrastructure: No. 46
  • Opportunity: No. 33
  • Fiscal Stability: No. 46
  • Crime and Corrections: No. 7
  • Natural Environment: No. 6

The state’s high rankings in certain categories are offset by lower rankings in categories like infrastructure and stability, the Hartford Business Journal notes.

“If we want to improve -- if we want to grow jobs, grow our economy, and get our state on a path of success -- we need to fix our transportation system and create more stability in our finances,” said Gov. Ned Lamont in a statement. “This should be a wake-up call to every elected official -- this data is staring us in the face. Let’s do something about it now – we were elected to take action.”

To view the full list of Best States rankings for 2019, click here .

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Brookfield Daily Voice!

Serves Brookfield, New Fairfield & Sherman

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Brookfield Daily Voice!

Serves Brookfield, New Fairfield & Sherman

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.