Hartford has made recent gains in technology jobs, thanks to major hiring activity downtown by Infosys and the launch of several tech-focused incubators, but the picture was pretty bleak between 2005 and 2017, according to a new report.
The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area added 599 so-called innovation jobs, gaining no ground in the region’s national share of those types of jobs, according to the report by the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Many other areas did worse, including all New England metros outside of Boston. In Connecticut, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region lost 821 jobs over the 12-year period, and New Haven-Milford lost 4,526.
The report only assessed the 100 largest metros in the country.
Brookings defined innovation jobs as those in advanced manufacturing