With this edition of the Metro Hartford Trends Report, the Hartford Business Journal continues its tradition of providing a year-end snapshot of economic indicators here in Connecticut.
In this volume, you'll find detailed statistical data, presented in tables and this year with more graphs to show the direction of movement over time. This year, we have sought to add depth by showing where our economy has been in recent years and where it appears to be headed.
We also have asked some of the leading economists and sector experts for their perspective on what lies ahead in 2013. Their analysis adds to the cold numbers to give added depth to the portrait of the region's economy and various business sectors.
The Metro Hartford Trends Report is divided into sections on the economy, education, energy, health care and real estate which includes facts, figures and analysis from independent economists and experts.
We want to thank our sponsors and our experts for providing such a rich perspective on the economy of our region.