HARTFORD, Conn — The downtown headquarters of Aquiline Drones played host to Governor Ned Lamont and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin as they focused on what they call triumphs during a year of tragedy. Joined by state leaders in both the business, economic development, and real estate world, Lamont shared the news that more people are moving to Connecticut, creating more opportunities economically. “Who would have thought that last year (2020) was one of our biggest years in terms of starting up businesses and one our greatest years in terms of real estate,” Lamont said.
In 2020, according to the US Postal Service’s “Move Data” which tracks people coming in and leaving the state, 16,501 more families decided to come to Connecticut. Carol Christiansen, the president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors said, “we have 30 percent less inventory than we had last year – things are selling quickly.” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin also joined the press conference extoling the virtues of the capital city and the state. Bronin said, “I do think in the woes of this pandemic there are a lot of opportunities to position our cities and our state as a place where you can grow and scale your business.” Lamont added, “I think you are going to see an economy that increasingly becomes more confident.”