Recently, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the launch of the state’s Innovation Ecosystem, which is a partnership meant to spark development of new technology, acceleration and creation of innovative companies. According to Stamford Plus, the ecosystem has two main components. The first is that four different locations will be chosen as hubs for providing various resources and locations for coworking spaces. The four places chosen were: Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Storrs. Second, the resources across these locations will be connected and will allow the state to track particular economic development in the entrepreneurial sector.
Connecticut’s Innovation Ecosystem is expected to make the state more desirable for entrepreneurs and startups. Chuck Pagano, incoming chairman of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), and Chief Technology Officer at ESPN, said, “Connecticut’s Innovation Ecosystem gives us an engine for collaboration that connects our technology entrepreneurs to the full spectrum of resources available in our state, opening a route for entrepreneurs and investors to create the most competitive economy possible.”