Hartford-East Hartford, New Haven, New London-Groton and Stamford were announced yesterday as the state’s first designated Innovation Places, urban hubs for high-tech development and entrepreneurship.  Each winner will receive a share of $30 million in funding from CTNext, a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, the state’s venture capital firm.

Coming on the heels of Aetna’s announcement to move their headquarters out of state, the Innovation Places initiative hopes to provide solutions to the question: what will keep Millennials in Connecticut?

Read more about how these four cities will use these funds to attract and retain talent, tech companies and young people:

Four Cities Win First Innovation Places Funding Tied To High-Tech Growth — Hartford Courant

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