Reasonable regulations and innovative workers sweeten what can be a higher-cost deal in the Nutmeg State.
Governor: Ned Lamont, Democrat
GDP growth (Q1 2021): 6%
Unemployment rate (May 2021): 7.7%
Top corporate tax rate: 7.5%
Top individual income tax rate: 6.99%
Gasoline tax: 35.75 cents/gallon
Bond rating: (Moody's/S&P): Aa3, stable/A+, stable
Major private employers: United Technologies Corp.
Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence