2016 Metro Hartford Progress Points: A Look at Progress and Promise in Our Communities

Metro Hartford Progress Points takes a look at the forces shaping Hartford and the region today, both the connections across it and the critical education, income and opportunity gaps within it. It is a call to action for groups and individuals throughout Metro Hartford to recognize all that we share, to join forces to address our challenges and to create more vibrant and prosperous communities for all. The 2015 report focused on access to schools, jobs, neighborhoods and the ongoing challenge of creating access to opportunity. This 2016 report focuses on five related themes consistent with those priorities. With ongoing declines in state and local resources, how can we support meaningful change consistent with these priorities?  Topics include attracting and retaining millennials, connecting people to opportunity, and aligning workforce and economic development.