Connecticut is the third smallest and the 29th most populous state. The largest city is Bridgeport, and its capital is Hartford. As one of the original thirteen colonies that dismissed British rule, Connecticut was influential in developing a federal government in the United States.
Connecticut holds a history of maritime tradition, given by the junction of the Thames River, the Connecticut River, and several ports along the Atlantic Ocean shore. The state has a long history of hosting a substantial financial services industry, including hedge funds and insurance companies.
Since the time of the colony, Connecticut has been mainly a manufacturing state. The state’s businesses and industry are sophisticated and influential, with qualities like inventiveness and proactivity. As a result, Connecticut often ranks among the top states in per-capita income, level of human development, and median household income.