Google in Connecticut to help state grow its digital footprint

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Google is spending some time in Connecticut this week.

The search engine giant is helping local businesses, students and job seekers expand their digital skillsets.

Monday's "Grow with Google" workshop took place at the Hartford Public Library.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy was there to meet with local leaders and small businesses about the importance of expanding the state's digital footprint.

"Connecticut is going to be a digital hub state. We're going to be a state that has a lot of high technology jobs, a lot of jobs that are directly connected into the digital economy, and Google is going to be a big partner in helping us upscale our workforce and upscale our business community," Sen. Murphy explained.

Similar workshops will be held on Wednesday in New Haven and Friday in New London.

The workshop is free.