Marcum Tech Top 40 Event Featured in WNPR News Article "Can Connecticut Retain Its Star Tech Companies?"
by Sarah Miner
Connecticut has its share of tech giants, like Priceline.com and TicketNetwork. But it’s increasingly up against stiff competition from other states to grow and retain technology companies.
Each year, the Connecticut Technology Council showcases the tech sector at the annual Marcum Tech Top 40 awards. Marcum’s Michael Brooder said awards like these are important. “We have a vested interest in supporting our clients, for one,” he said, “supporting the state to create jobs, and also to support the industry in general. We do feel that a lot of our future will be, and it is now, based on technology of the innovation for some of these companies.”
According to Matthew Nemerson, president of the Connecticut Technology Council, the event has a greater relevance. It serves as a way to collect data and learn more about where to invest in emerging industry trends. “It’s important for policy standpoint to know where to put your valuable extra resources. Just from a standpoint of society, it’s important to recognize and to celebrate successes. It creates some stickiness. The companies that are recognized feel more of a loyalty and investment in the location, because they say, people appreciate me. It’s good to appreciate people.”