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First GE, Now Aetna — Connecticut Watches As Corporate Giants Leave The State05:06
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It’s less than a year since General Electric announced it would move its headquarters out of Connecticut, after 40 years there, and move to Boston. And now the Nutmeg state has suffered a potentially even greater blow to its corporate image.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says Aetna’s decision to leave sends a message that struggling cities need the help of their wealthier suburbs if the state is to succeed. (Harriet Jones/WNPR)
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin says Aetna’s decision to leave sends a message that struggling cities need the help of their wealthier suburbs if the state is to succeed. (Harriet Jones/WNPR)

Aetna, the insurer founded in Hartford more than 150 years ago, says it's exploring new possibilities for its headquarters.

Harriet Jones (@wnprharriet) of Here & Now contributor WNPR reports on why corporations are leaving Connecticut.

This segment aired on June 13, 2017.

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