EDC Brochure, Page Three
A 21st Century Labor Force . . .
Wallingford has an excellent educational system with seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. Wallingford is also home to Choate Rosemary Hall. This internationally known private preparatory school’s list of distinguished graduates includes former President John F. Kennedy. Minutes away are Yale University, Wesleyan University, The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Albertus Magnus College, Paier College of Art, Gateway Community-Technical College and Middlesex Community-Technical College, all providing a constant flow of quality graduates. Wallingford is located in a state whose commitment and investment in education is unparalleled.
We have the best educated work force in the nation with a higher percentage of residents with advanced degrees than any other state, the highest percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and the highest number of engineers per 100,000 workers. And, our labor force productivity exceeds the rest of New England by 6% and outpaces the nation by 13%.
We’re More Than A Pretty Place . . .
Now over 45,700 residents call Wallingford home as do nearly 2,300 firms. All enjoy the picturesque topography of the Quinnipiac River valley bounded by highlands to the west and rugged ridges to the east. Combine this with our historic past, our New England charm, and our glorious changes of season and you’ll understand why people want to live and work here.
There are countless resources nearby which make Wallingford a fun and exciting place to live, including: 250 miles of saltwater seashore on the Long Island Sound; excellent Connecticut ski slopes; Oakdale Theatre and nearby Shubert Performing Arts Center, Long Wharf Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre; and major sporting events from the University of Connecticut’s Big East Basketball to the Travelers Championship PGA Tournament.
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