Could Hartford be the next hub for entrepreneurs? The New York Times makes a good argument. Citing Connecticut’s new Innovation Places program, which will create spaces around the state for entrepreneurs to flourish, and several local, home-grown entrepreneurs already doing just that, The Times paints a hopeful picture of where Hartford could be going in the near future.
With innovation hubs in the works for both Parkville and downtown Hartford, and new housing being built with creative Millennials in mind, Hartford’s director of planning and economic development, and Connecticut Main Street Center Board of Directors member Jamie Brätt has good news too. The Times quotes him as saying many of the 650 housing units recently developed in downtown Hartford have been absorbed by younger people. Which can only be a good sign for a city looking to attract Millennials and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.