HBJ Book of Lists

From the Editor

Photo | Steve Laschever
Hartford Line

Welcome to our 2019 Book of Lists publication.

This annual issue has been beefed up with new lists, an economic forecast and our popular "5 to Watch" feature, all of which is aimed at helping inform the region's business, civic and nonprofit leaders as they plan and strategize for 2019.

As you comb through the 56 lists in this year's book, you'll also notice fact boxes and news tidbits that will provide more context to some of our lists. They highlight significant changes that occurred in our rankings and data.

In addition, prominent local and regional economists and business executives provide economic forecasts covering the real estate, health care, banking and education industries.

For a fifth straight year, we also surveyed our readers to get their insights on hiring and investment trends for the year ahead. The survey results are sprinkled throughout the publication.

We'd like to thank all of our contributors to this year's Book of Lists. Their insights will help shed light on where the region's economy is headed in 2019 and beyond. We'd also like to give special thanks to our photographer, Steve Laschever, whose CTrail Hartford Line photo served as the cover image of this year's publication.

Our hope is that you will use this book as a reference guide and that the industry listings, contacts and economic insights contained in these pages will assist you in your daily business decisions.

Greg Bordonaro, Editor
Hartford Business Journal

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  • Credit Unions in Connecticut
  • In-state Banks
  • Connecticut Innovations Loans Activity
  • Small Business Loans
  • Wealth/Money Managers or Investment Brokers
  • Out of State Banks in Connecticut


  • Largest Connecticut Colleges and Universities
  • Graduate Programs
  • Largest MBA Programs in Connecticut
  • Community Colleges


  • Chambers of Commerce in the Hartford Region
  • Woman Owned Business
  • Minority Owned Businesses
  • Employers in the Hartford Region
  • Top Publicly Traded Companies in the Hartford Region


  • Best Places To Work in Connecticut, Large Category
  • Best Places To Work in Connecticut, Sm/Med Category
  • News Media Organizations


  • Marijuana Dispensaries
  • Urgent Care
  • Medical Equipment Retailers
  • HMOs
  • Largest General Hospitals in the Hartford Region
  • Home Care
  • BioScience Cos.


  • Largest Hotels in the Hartford Region
  • Largest Banquet Venues in Connecticut
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Brewers
  • Shopping Centers
  • Largest Entertainment Venues


  • Law Firms in the Hartford Region
  • Insurance Companies in the Hartford Region
  • Accounting Firms in the Hartford Region
  • Employee Benefits Consultants in the Hartford Region
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Office Furniture
  • Top Advertising & PR Agencies in the Hartford Region
  • Telecommunications Cos.


  • Architectural Firms in the Hartford Region
  • Commercial Property Sales
  • Commercial Property Managers
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokers
  • Greater Hartford Residential Real Estate Sales
  • CT Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Engineering Firms in Hartford Region
  • Commercial Contractors


  • Patent Producing Firms in CT
  • Manufacturing Companies in the Hartford Region
  • Brownfields
  • Electricity Suppliers


  • Largest Non profits
  • Private Foundations
  • Community Foundations
  • Nonprofit Compensation executives comp


We're always looking for new list ideas and new ways to make our existing lists better. To submit your company for inclusion in one of our lists, visit our List Central page. To suggest a new list, email news@HartfordBusiness.com.

This year's collection of data is also available online. In some cases space has prevented us from running our entire list in print; but all the lists can be downloaded in their entirety as Excel spreadsheets from the HBJ List Central page.

Check out and share the digital edition of the Book of Lists!

You can view the entire Book of Lists on your computer, exactly as it was published in print — page by page. Every advertiser also has a live link to their website if you'd like to learn more about a particular company. Not surprisingly, thousands of people read the valuable information online throughout the year. Also, if your company appears in a list, we ask that you share the good news on social media. Send a Tweet, post a Facebook message, or use any other social media platform to let your fans know your firm is a mover and shaker in the region.


Be next to the list of your choice!

Advertise in the 2020 Book of Lists and reach area business decision makers in this year-round resource publication in print and online. List adjacencies are going fast! For current availability and sponsorship information contact advertising@hartfordbusiness.com or call 860-236-9998.

Book of Lists 2020 – Hartford's most widely-used resource guide

For over 20 years the Hartford Business Journal has been researching and gathering information about businesses in the Hartford region. The Book of Lists helps companies know the market, know their competition, know who's growing and who's gone. The lists show the people in charge, the numbers, the geography, and contact information. While HBJ publishes lists every week, this is the publication that brings all of the information together. This resource continues to be the tool that is on desks and bookshelves and credenzas, referred to all year long. Hundreds and hundreds of hours and research go into bring this proprietary business intelligence to the community.

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