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Connecticut Ranks high With IP Innovation

Connecticut Ranks high With IP Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) report just released highlights Connecticut’s contributions to America’s innovation economy.

This study is part of GIPC’s state fact sheets, which provide a look at the roles innovation and creativity play in each state. Highlighted are local companies and facts demonstrating how innovation and creativity, safeguarded by strong IP rights, serve as a driving force behind economic recovery and future growth.

“Connecticut is a leader in America’s innovative economy,” said Dr. Mark Esper, executive vice president of the chamber’s GIPC. According to the study, Connecticut’s film industry generated $2.5 billion in gross state product and provided approximately 8,000 direct and 18,000 indirect jobs in 2005 alone.