dataA new study of data by the Connecticut Data Collaborative tracks the net migration of people moving into and out of the state. According to a close reading of the data, Connecticut saw an uptick in new residents for a net inflow in 8 of the 10 years from 2005 to 2014. According to one of the discussion leaders of the Collaborative’s new forum discussing the issue, Thomas J. Cooke, Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, “international migration is a key component driving Connecticut’s numbers – including a net inflow of working age college graduates.” 

The new forum will look at some of the key issues often discussed in relation to Connecticut’s population, including whether millionaires are fleeing the state with all of the college-aged youth, and what role taxes play in migration. The Connecticut Data Collaborative is a public-private partnership “that advocates for the public availability of open and accessible data.”