Connecticut is among national top leaders in technological advances and innovations.

Careers in technology offer the highest salary increases and bonuses, on average, than any other industry today.

Moreover, the city of New Haven was recently ranked the number one best place to launch a tech startup, due to the region’s high volume of talent streaming from nearby colleges.

Despite these high marks, how difficult is finding the technologically-apt expertise your business needs in this era of constant innovation?

Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development is surveying businesses to understand what best initiatives and legislation can be implemented to make tech jobs more desirable and hiring for those jobs easier in the state.

“During the 2016 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill creating the Technology Talent Advisory Committee to develop pilot programs with the explicit purpose of doubling the number of persons employed in ‘technology-related fields’ within the next ten years,” said DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith.

“Though our advisory committee is composed of several business leaders from across the state, we are interested in understanding the specific tech-hiring needs of employers in all industries in Connecticut.”

Business feedback will be instrumental in determining the greatest gaps in tech talent and identifying where the advisory committee can begin to make meaningful investments to help fill those gaps.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.